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Hacker claims porn site users compromised
LONDON—A hacker claims to have compromised the personal information of more than 350,000 users after breaking into a disused website operated by pornography provider Brazzers.
Kate Miller, director of communications for site owner Manwin Holding SARL, said Saturday it was "currently investigating the issue" but that no credit card information has been leaked.
Miller said it appeared that the hacker had gained access to an inactive forum to help enter other, linked websites. She said people who were potentially affected were being notified of the security breach by the company.
The hacker claiming responsibility for the breach told The Associated Press that he carried out the attack to draw attention to the site's vulnerability.
"I didn't do that for any money," he said in an email.
Earlier in the week, the young hacker posted to the internet some emails, usernames and supposedly-safe encrypted passwords.
Last week the hack-collective Anonymous reported that it had been able to hack into several websites affiliated with the US Central Intelligence Agency and the state of Alabama.
The CIA website was offline for most of the 10th of February due to the hack.