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Hackers ejaculate 800000 Brazzers accounts onto the dark web

Written by Jaymin Shah

Brazzers has been exposed—and not in the way you’re used to.

The accounts of nearly 800,000 visitors of the popular porn site have been compromised in a data breach. The dataset provided by monitoring site Vigilante.pw to Motherboard, which broke the story, was verified in part by Troy Hunt of  Have I Been Pwned?, as well as a number of users.

The data—email addresses, usernames, and passwords—actually originated from Brazzersforum, a completely separate forum where users share thoughts and fantasies about particular stars or scenes.

According to Matt Stevens, the public relations manager from Brazzers, the incident dates back to 2012 and a vulnerability in vBulletin, the third-party software the company used for the forum. Since user accounts were shared between the two platforms, that resulted in some Brazzers visitors being exposed, even if they never frequented the forum.

“Brazzers takes the privacy and safety of its users very seriously,” Stevens told Motherboard. “We banned all non-active accounts in that list in case those usernames and passwords are re-used in the future.”

The Brazzersforum is currently “under construction.”Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.53.38 pmYou can now check Have I Been Pwned? to see if your account was compromised in the breach. If so, do yourself favor next time and use a throwaway email.

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Jaymin Shah

Jaymin Shah is a tech entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of TechOptimals. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Technology, in addition to a broad range of startups. Contact Jaymin at jaymin@techoptimals.com

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