Hackers penetrate smut site, claim to have slurped users’ privates

By | March 13, 2012

Source: The Register

by John Leyden

In this article “Hackers claim to have made off credit card records and other personal information after mounting a smash-and-grab raid on porn site Digital Playground.

A previously unknown group called the The Consortium claims to have extracted the user names, email addresses and passwords of 73,000 subscribers to the grumble flick portal. That’s potentially embarrassing enough by itself, but the crackers also claim to have extracted the numbers, expiry dates and security codes for 40,000 credit cards. The Consortium published a sample of the data it stole (login credentials, internal emails, software licence keys) as evidence of the hack, which seems to have been motivated more by mischief than profit-motivated cybercrime.

 The Consortium, which claims affiliation to hacktivist group Anonymous, claims the Digital playground site was so riddled with security holes that it acted as a irresistable target. “We did not set out to destroy them but they made it too enticing to resist,” the group said in a statement posted online. “So now our humble crew leave lulz and mayhem in our path.”

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