Hacker Selling Database of Users from Porn Network

Hacker Selling Database of Users from Porn Network

Written on April 1st, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Do you remember the Ashley Madison hack from last year? Many users had their embarrassing habits exposed when hackers released the data of its users. Anytime you register for an account online, that’s a record of your presence, and this includes porn sites.

One hacker claims they stole 237,000 accounts from a porn site and has been selling the names to interested buyers. The data is alleged to contain emails, usernames, passwords, physical addresses, and IP addresses. The hacker claimed he had access to credit card information, but did not take it.

His goal was to “publicly shame them for their poor practices”, though it appears the hacker was referring to the security practices of the porn network and not the morality of the users, which was the motivation behind the Ashley Madison attack. The hacker is selling the database for around $400 per copy. A small subset was sent to news outlets so they could report on the veracity of the attack.

When asked for comment, the CEO of the group said that was old information from an attack eight years ago, and that most of those accounts were expired ones. They also said they beefed up security since then. But then the hacker was able to deface their website, and that was confirmed by the media.

Porn addiction can lead people to registering accounts on a lot of shady sites. That information can come back to haunt you. If you are wishing to eliminate your porn addiction, delete your old accounts as best as you can and then consider trying our software to help you block pornography on all your devices. Beware though, some sites like the one that got hacked may still retain your information, or worse, not let you delete them at all.