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The data of over a million users of porn site are now available on the web

If you’ve ever been tempted to visit a website offering animated adult hentai movies, then unfortunately you could find yourself in this huge group of people whose sensitive data has leaked to the web technologius.

Of course, it’s easiest to say that you shouldn’t use your primary account to sign up to any suspicious site, but the truth is that site administrators should better care for their users’ security. Meanwhile, Luscious.net, specializing in hentai pornography, revealed the data of 1,195 users of its site, and it should be noted that we are dealing with a quite popular site, which is on the list of the 5,000 most popular in the United States.

VpnMentor researchers informed about the problem and although the gap in the service has already been patched, hackers could have access to such user data as email address, username, blog posts, followers, uploads, likes and location for a long time. it was also possible to obtain information about the details of nearly 20 million photos on the website, but interestingly the database did not contain passwords.

By the way, we find out that only 20% of website users use fake emails, and the rest give their basic addresses (some of them simply contain their first and last name, which makes them the first targets for criminals, especially in connection with location), which means that lots of people were circulating on insecure networks. What is worth emphasizing, based on email addresses only, it can be concluded that a large proportion of users come from Germany, France, Russia and Italy, and what’s more, accounts are also established on official … government email addresses!

The database was available from August 4, vpnMentor noticed the problem on August 15, and on August 19 the site patched a dangerous vulnerability, so hackers had plenty of time to make use of it. Fortunately, there is no evidence yet that this has happened, but specialists warn that Luscious.net users should be careful about phishing attempts, extortion or dragging them to their site before administrators of competing websites. For security reasons, as always in these types of cases, it is also worth changing the username assigned to the mail account and password.

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