Porn Site Login Credentials Breached

Forbes reports that YouPorn’s was breached.  In all, 6,433 credentials (comprised of an email and password) were breached and posted online.  No word on the motivation behind the breach.

However, there are some possibilities:

  • Free stuff?  They wanted access to free “content.”  Reasonable possibility.
  • Altruism?  On Valentine’s Day, a hacker announced he had breached a porn site.  “The hacker said he was motivated by the desire to highlight a security vulnerability on the adult site, rather then anything overtly political. He did, however, claim allegiance to hacktivist collective Anonymous in an email exchange with AP.”  Not likely.
  • Mob war?  Could it be that there was a war of porn platforms or the closure of some sites? Probably the least likely and we have no evidence, but such theories are fun to think about.

On a different note, eyeballing the 6,433 credentials, its interesting to see that many users had to good sense to use emails that didn’t give or indicate their actual names.  Certainly some did and are probably being ridiculed by co-workers as you read this.  Porn surfers, it seems, may be fairly sophisticated when it comes to protecting their identities.