Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Thousands of porn stars’ intimate details ‘exposed’ through data breach

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Intimate details of thousands of webcam models was found online (Getty)

Intimate details of thousands of webcam models was found online (Getty)

The intimate details of thousands of webcam models appears to have been made freely accessible online, according to reports.

Cyber security experts at vpnMentor have told the BBC they found an open folder on the Amazon web server belonging to webcam porn network PussyCash.

Once they alerted the company to the breach, it removed the public access and claimed there was no evidence anyone had accessed the files.

‘Privacy and the protection of user data is a top priority and concern for us,’ it told the BBC . ‘For this reason, we acted promptly and removed public access to the open folder as soon as vpnMentor alerted us to this fact.’

But vpnMentor said anyone with the correct link could have accessed the 870,000 files amounting to 20GB of personal data on the models used by the service.

Some of the files included contracts signed by the porn stars which would reveal personal information such as dates of birth, addresses and physical information like piercings, tattoos and scars.

Anyone could have found the files if they knew where to look (Sergei Konkov/TASS)

Anyone could have found the files if they knew where to look (Sergei Konkov/TASS)

What’s more, the cyber security researchers said that scanned versions of documents like passports and credit cards were also available on the unguarded server.

The models were from various countries including the Czech Republic and Hungary as well as North America. Were the information to have been accessed, it ‘could very well ruin’ lives said the security specialists.

Metro.co.uk has contacted vpnMentor for a comment.

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