800,000 accounts from the Brazzers porn forum published

The announcement of the hacking of nearly 800,000 accounts linked to Brazzersforum.com, linked to the Brazzers.com pornographic site, is certainly less impressive than the 4 million accounts from the Naughty America pornographic site but raises just as many concerns for the users.

“This is the kind of thing that happens when you create an account on the Internet,” said one user affected by the hack on the Motherboard site which reported the information.

The user, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed the veracity of his information in the leak of 790,724 unique accounts, many entries of which contain, in addition to email addresses, nicknames and passwords.

This data can sometimes be sensitive: if a leaked email and password can lead to phishing and jeopardize an online reputation, these risks are exacerbated when one can find the chat history and associate it with a member hidden behind a pseudonym.

The forum allowed discussions about the cinematographic aesthetics and the acting. Several channels were also dedicated to creating new scripts.

A hack dating back to 2012

According to a spokesperson for Brazzers, the data indeed correspond to an “incident” that occurred in 2012 on the forum associated with the pornographic site.

Brazzersforum.com, then managed by a third-party, had been hacked because of the version of vBulletin, the software used to operate the site, was not updated and thus vulnerable.

The users in the forum leak were, however, not all active members: their access was automatically created and linked to their Brazzers account, so as to improve the user experience.

Following the release of this data, Brazzers initiated remedial measures by announcing it had disabled inactive accounts so as to prevent access to users who wanted to use old leaked credentials.

The Brazzersforum.com site was inaccessible at the time this article was published.

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