Technology Adult website data breach reveals personal information of thousands of sex workers, report says

22:05  24 january  2020
22:05  24 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

Over a million T-Mobile customers hit in data breach

  Over a million T-Mobile customers hit in data breach T-Mobile has suffered a data breach in which hackers obtained the names, billing addresses, phone numbers and account numbers of over one million customers.Thankfully though, no financial or password data was exposed and the company has alerted affected customers regarding the breach.

More than 11,000 identifying documents of models and sex workers for the adult website SextPanther have reportedly been exposed in a security lapse. Passports, drivers license and the Social Security numbers used to verify age of the models were stored on an exposed Amazon Web Services storage bucket that wasn't protected by a password, according to a report from TechCrunch on Friday.

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SextPather didn't immediately respond to request for comment, but told TechCrunch that the site's security and legal teams would investigate further. The site's operator, Alexander Guizzetti, reportedly didn't confirm that the Amazon Web Services storage bucket belonged to SextPanther.

Thousands of Ring owners had personal info exposed in data leak, report says

  Thousands of Ring owners had personal info exposed in data leak, report says Ring says it hasn't suffered a data breach.In a statement Thursday, Ring said it hasn't had a data breach, adding that it's not uncommon for bad actors to harvest data from "other company's data breaches" and create lists of credentials that could be used in attempts to gain access to other services.

A similar security lapse of sex worker information on adult webcam streaming site PussyCash was discovered on Jan. 3 by vpnMentor. Data breaches have also affected users of adult sites, as was the case in August when adult site Lucious exposed the data of over one million users.

You could get as much as $358 if you were impacted by a Yahoo data breach .
As far as data breaches go, the one that hit Yahoo back in 2014 was a doozy. When the dust settled, Yahoo revealed that hackers managed to abscond with sensitive information and credentials from upwards of 500 million users. At the time, the company said it believed a state-sponsored group was behind the attack, and that some of the information obtained during the course of the breach included "names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with [password hashing function] bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions answers.

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