Digital Playground porn passwords exposed by hackers

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A group of hackers are claiming to have stolen the details of more than 70,000 users of the Digital Playground porn website.

The group, calling itself “The Consortium”, appears to have scooped up some 40,000 financial details (including credit card numbers, names, CCV numbers, and expiration dates) as well as the email addresses and passwords of 72,000 users.

According to the hackers, who appear to be affiliated with the Anonymous movement, the sensitive information was not encrypted.

A message posted by the hackers read in part:

We are The Consortium, and we have something special for our first release.

You see for a while now we have had access to digitalplayground.com, one of the five biggest porn sites in the world.
But it doesn’t need any introduction from us.

This company has security, that if we didn’t know it was a real business, we would have thought to be a joke – a joke that we found much more amusing than they…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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