Hackers violate user privacy at porn website

March 13th, 2012 in Technology / Internet
Online porn venue Digital Playground was recovering on Monday after hackers looted credit card numbers, email addresses and other sensitive member information.


Online porn venue Digital Playground was recovering on Monday after hackers looted credit card numbers, email addresses and other sensitive member information.

Online porn venue Digital Playground was recovering on Monday after hackers looted credit card numbers, email addresses and other sensitive member information.

The members' area at digitalplayground.com was available after being out for several days but a message at the website said it was not taking new sign-ups for the time being.

The attack exposed personal information of more than 73,000 Digital Playground members, according to industry news network AVN.

A group calling itself "The Collective" took credit for the attack in online posts and claimed to be affiliated with notorious hacker cooperatives Anonymous and Lulz Security.

In a statement published by AVN, Manwin said that it shut down the website on March 5 after learning of a network that may have taken place before it took over Digital Playground four days earlier.

Manwin told AVN that it was supervising "all aspects of the situation" and has been in contact with members regarding the breach.

Digital Playground was the third Manwin Holding-owned porn website struck by , with the network break-in following attacks on Brazzers and YouPorn.com, AVN reported.

(c) 2012 AFP

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