Porn site hacked by new group

Posted by Emma Woollacott

Well, we hope you've all been good boys and girls lately: porn site Digital Playground has been hacked by a new hacktivist group, which says it's stolen the financial and personal details of tens of thousands of customers.

Digital Playground's website is managed and run by Canadian firm Manwin, which took it down for several hours as a result.

The new group, The Consortium, describes the company's security as 'a joke'. It claims it's accessed the credit card numbers, names, CCV numbers, and expiration dates for 40,000 users of the site, as well as the e-mail addresses, usernames, and passwords of 72,000 users.

The card numbers, card expiration date, cvv and all customer billing address and contact info were in plain text, they say.

"We did not set out to destroy them but they made it too enticing to resist," it says in a statement. "So now our humble crew leave lulz and mayhem in our path."

The group claims to have rooted four of Digital Playground's servers, as well as gaining access to its mail boxes. Using credentials from emails, it says, it was also able to tap into a conference call.

The Consortium says it doesn't plan to release the credit card or other info as "these people's only crime was wanting some porn."

However, it has published details of some user accounts, admin accounts and affiliate accounts - including those of several porn stars. It's even released some porn films.

"of course as this is a porn site there was no shortage of .mil and .gov emails in their user list," it says.

The group appears to be linked with Anonymous - and we may well be hearing more from it in future. "As we promised this is our first but not last release," it says on its Twitter account.
  
Just last month, YouPorn was hacked, and the passwords, emails, and dates of birth of over a million users were posted online. Watching porn's turning into a risky business.