Account details belonging to hundreds of thousands of users of porn website xHamster are being traded on the digital underground. The database of nearly , users, provided to Motherboard by for-profit breach notification site LeakBase , includes usernames, email addresses, and what appears to be poorly-hashed passwords. Two months ago it was Brazzers; now it's claimed that xHamster has been caught with its virtual pants down. When pressed on how did data traders then obtain a list of xHamster user email addresses, the company said, "We cannot validate that the emails are real and we don't believe that this is a genuine database. Sign up for Motherboard Premium. In short, this was a successful fhack; and a failed hack. Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds.
Some of the hacked accounts belong to the US Army
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Get six of our favorite Motherboard stories every day by signing up for our newsletter. However, Motherboard says the site uses the outdated MD5 hashing algorithm, which hackers can easily crack. Account details belonging to hundreds of thousands of users of porn website xHamster are being traded on the digital underground. The database includes some 40 email addresses belonging to the US Army, and 30 related to various US, UK, and other countries' government bodies. Recently commented stories Jump to forum mode. Load Comments 4. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds.
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However, the company failed to provide any details on the breach or respond the claims about the poorly hashed passwords. To check that the data was not already publicly available, Motherboard searched for the same email addresses on the open internet. Companies that collect data and deal in sensitive issues should ensure that they have the latest technologies in place to protect their users, otherwise they risk seriously harming their reputation and also put their users at risk outside of their organization, she added. Hackers can trivially crack these hashes, and plenty of websites exist where anyone can quickly look up the plaintext of an already-cracked hash. Sign up for Motherboard Premium.
TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. However, it is not currently known exactly how this database was obtained. The news about xHamster comes less than a month after a massive cyber attack exposed the login details of more than million user accounts of another adult entertainment site, Adult Friend Finder. In short, this was a successful fhack; and a failed hack. The vast majority returned no relevant Google search results. Hackers are selling more than , xHamster passwords, usernames and email addresses on the dark web, according to a report by Motherboard. Where we're going, we don't need email.