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Over one million porn site users' details exposed

By midian182 · 8 replies
Aug 21, 2019
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  1. It was vpnMentor’s researchers who discovered the issue with Luscious.net. Alexa data ranks the website as one of the 5,000 most popular in the US. It focuses on computer-generated and animated pornography that is uploaded by users.

    While the breach is now closed, hackers could have accessed users’ personal email addresses, their usernames, blog posts, followers, uploads, likes, and locations. It also contained details of the site’s 19.7 million photos, though no passwords were in the database.

    While around 20 percent of luscious accounts use fake emails, that still leaves a large number of genuine addresses exposed. Some users included their legal names as part of their emails, which makes them prime targets for criminals.

    “The highly sensitive and private nature of Luscious’ content makes users incredibly vulnerable to a range of attacks and exploitation by malicious hackers,” vpnMentor writes.

    Based on their email addresses, a large number of users in the database come from Germany, France, Russia, and Italy. There are also a number of users who joined on official government emails.

    The database had been exposed since at least August 4. vpnMentor discovered it on August 15, and the breach was closed on August 19. While there is no evidence of it being accessed by hackers, users should beware of phishing attempts, extortion, or even being targeted by competitor websites trying to attract them over. As a security measure, members are being advised to change their Luscious usernames and associated email address.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,821   +2,665

    Who in their right mind would put their actual personal details on a site like that? I'm guessing maybe some of the Kyles, and pretty much no one else.
     
    Nero7 likes this.
  3. gigantor21

    gigantor21 TS Maniac Posts: 179   +242

    This is why you use more than one email address.
     
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,056   +1,319

    Simple solution....DON'T visit those stupid porn sites.
     
  5. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,547   +439

    Some people don't care all that much, I get it... but to use an official government email address like some did? Now that's just plain crazy.
     
    Godel likes this.
  6. Godel

    Godel TS Addict Posts: 185   +96

    There were a lot of people from the Ashley Madison (cheat on your partner) and the recent 3Fun (tinder for threesomes) dating site leaks who were also registering with their commercial or government work-email addresses.
     
    madboyv1 likes this.
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,667   +4,020

    Sigh.......it's sad to be so old that you really couldn't care less one way or the other ....... I need another drum of those little blue pills .....
     
    madboyv1 likes this.
  8. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 599   +281

    Or...
    This!

    LOL! Thank you! I needed that laugh. Not laughing AT you, just because of your statement.
     
  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,056   +1,319

    LOL, or use someone else's computer ;)
     

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