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Millions of porn site visitors data exposed through camgirl websites

A report has said that millions of porn viewer data has been exposed online.

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Jak Connor
Published Mon, Nov 4 2019 1:32 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Another day, another data breach. Or at least that's what it feels like when you keep up with cyber-security news. This time its not really that surprising though, as a porn website had its entire data base freely open.

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Condition:Black, a cyber-security and internet freedom firm discovered that a network of camgirl websites had exposed databases. The sites run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. While most of the users were found to be based in Europe, some data logins were found to be in the Untied States and around the world.

What kind of data was exposed? According to Techcrunch, the database contained a month-worth of daily logs, those logs included: Usernames, IP addresses, viewing habits, private chats, failed login attempts and even some details of sex workers. It isn't clear if the data base had been hacked and the data stolen, but since its discovery it has been locked down.

According to John Wethington, founder of Condition:Black, "This was a serious failure from a technical and compliance perspective. After reviewing the sites' data privacy policy and terms and conditions, it's clear that users likely had no idea that their activities being monitored to this level of detail."

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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