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Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

Dan Goodin reports:

A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be damaging to the people who shared pictures and other highly intimate information on the online message boards. Included in the leaked file are (1) IP addresses that connected to the sites, (2) user passwords protected by a four-decade-old cryptographic scheme, (3) names, and (4) 1.2 million unique email addresses, although it’s not clear how many of the addresses legitimately belonged to actual users.Robert Angelini, the owner of wifelovers.com and the seven other breached sites, told Ars on Saturday morning that, in the 21 years they operated, fewer than 107,000 people posted to them.

Read more on Ars Technica.

In the meantime, people continue to receive unrelated extortion demands via email with claims that someone has obtained your files and video of you masturbating, etc. As examples, here are two emails this blogger received this week. They...(continued)

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