Porn website Brazzers hacked, over 800,000 email ids and passwords leaked

Users of Brazzers, a porn website, are at risk after over 800,000 email ids and passwords were leaked.

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 7, 2016 12:47 pm
Brazzers, Brazzerforum, Brazzer porn website, Brazzer porn website data leak, Porn website data leak, Brazzer hacker, Brazzer data leak Brazzersforum, part of the Brazzers porn website, has been hacked and email ids, passwords leaked online. ( Representational Image. Source: Reuters)

Users of Brazzers, a porn website, are at risk after over 800,000 email ids and passwords were leaked from the company’s Brazzersforum.com. The data breach was first reported by Vigilante.pw, which is a monitoring website. News website Motherboard later confirmed and verified this data breach on Brazzers.

According to the report, “over 790,724 unique email addresses, which includes usernames and plaintext passwords,” were found in the data-set. The Bazzersforum website is flashing an “under maintenance” message for users, and was a place for users to discuss the relevant porn stars and their work.

A Brazzers spokesperson also issued a statement saying many of the data is from non-functional accounts, and they have also banned all these accounts leaked in the list. The statement adds, “Brazzers takes the privacy and safety of its users very seriously.”

Brazzers forum leaks reminds one of the Canadian infidelity website AshleyMadison, which was hacked by a vigilante group and over 37 million account details leaked. AshleyMadison.com as a website helped spouses who wished to cheat or have an affair find someone to do so, and users had to pay to meet others. The slogan of the website was “Life is short. Have an affair.” The hack revealed how men were more prominent and present in larger numbers on the website.

Also read: Ashley Madison hacked: Here’s why the website for ‘cheating spouses’ got targeted

With adult websites, a data hacking or leaks puts many users at risk, most of whom don’t wish to be known as frequent visitors of such websites. In case of Brazzers, anyone who has used their actual email ID to access the website stands at risk of being exposed as being a visitor to the website.  In case of the AshleyMadison hacking, cases of blackmail and threats to some people whose account details were exposed also came to light.