AN ADULT cam site security breach has caused the data of millions of users and models to be exposed.
StripChat, which is one of the internet's top five adult cam sites, suffered the breach earlier this month.
Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered that the website exposed its ElasticSearch database cluster online without a password for over three days.
Within that time, from November 4th to the 7th, millions of users and cam models' information was exposed.
Diachenko documented his findings in a blog post on Tuesday, showing the severity of the hack.
The information of more than 65million users was exposed in the three days. This included their usernames, email, IP addresses, tip balance, and last login date.
At least 421,000 models' information, including their prices, username, and gender, were exposed also.
The transaction details of 134million payments were exposed, and at least 719,000 chat messages.
Diachenko said that he notified the website about the breach as soon as he spotted it, which led to the site being secured a few days later.
Speaking of the impact of the breach, Diachenko said: "The exposure could be a digital and physical threat for both Stripchat viewers and models. IP addresses, which can be used to approximate someone’s location, are particularly worrying.
"They could enable someone to find and stalk, harass, or even assault someone in the database.
“Aside from physical violence, the identifying information could be used to extort, bully, or humiliate victims who thought their online activities were private,” he added.
The Sun has contacted StripChat for comment but did not immediately hear back.
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