Pornhub hacked and user details exposed but should you be worried?

Pornhub hacked and user details exposed but should you be worried?
July 25 19:57 2016 Print This Article

HACKERS access world’s biggest porn site and what they found could be extremely embarrassing.


PORN STORM: Hackers have accessed Pornhub’s website

Pornhub has been hit by hackers who discovered a way to access sensitive data from the popular website.Using a flaw in the firm’s security the team of cyber geeks gained entry to the entire Pornhub database including user information.

The hack could have been hugely embarrassing for the site and the millions of porn fans who log in every day.

But if you’re a regular user of Pornhub should you be worried?

Luckily, the answer is no.

The hack was all part of Pornhub’s bounty programme which was set up to find flaws in its website.

The public Bug Bounty Program was unveiled in May with the promise of up to $25,000 (£17,000) if anyone managed to hack into Pornhub’s servers.


Speaking about the programme, Corey Price, Vice President, Pornhub said: “Like other major tech players have been doing as of late, we’re tapping some of the most talented security researchers as a proactive and precautionary measure – in addition to our dedicated developer and security teams — to ensure not only the security of our site but that of our users, which is paramount to us,

“The brand new program provides some of our developer-savvy fans a chance to earn some extra cash – upwards to $25K – and the opportunity to be included in helping to protect and enhance the site for our 60 million daily visitors.”

The hackers who rose to the challenge have now passed on their evidence to Pornhub and earned themselves a tasty US $20,000 in the process.The Internet Bug Bounty also threw in an extra US $2,000 for the discovery of the PHP zero-day vulnerabilities.

In the wrong hands, these shocking vulnerabilities could have caused a huge amount of damage to the adult website not to mention some very red faced from its army of users.

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