Report: Personal Info Of Some YouPorn Users Has Been Compromised

No, we know — none of you look at porn on the Internet. But some people do, and many of them have had their personal information compromised via a YouPorn-operated chat site that failed to secure its data. That means passwords, emails and other things you don’t want disseminated over the Internet.

The Associated Press (via the Washington Post) says the company that owns YouPorn has disabled the chat service after the leak. It’ll stay offline until the investigation into how the information was revealed is concluded. They add that since the chat site is run by outsiders and on separate servers, YouPorn itself was not breached.

“YouPorn continues to ensure that all appropriate measures and tools are in place to maintain the security of its infrastructure, and to safeguard the privacy of its users,” a rep said in a statement.

It’s still unclear exactly how many users had their info revealed, but anyone with an account should change their password just in case. Again, not that any of you even know what YouPorn is.

Company says YouPorn chat service has been taken offline after user data was compromised [Washington Post]


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  1. Evil_Otto would rather pay taxes than make someone else rich says:

    People register on porn sites?

  2. Cat says:

    I have never watched pornography, so I don’t know what else you can see there, but to me, I really felt extremely violated.”

  3. Darrone says:

    I’m guessing there are quiet a few porn lovers named “asbf asdfad”, and mailinator addresses.

    • who? says:

      Pretty much not. I looked at the list of email addresses and passwords that was on pastebin yesterday (it’s down today, or I’d repost it). It was mostly real email addresses with real people’s names. And a bunch of really dumb passwords. Lots of 123456789 and 666666. My friends were able to log in to quite a few email accounts using the same passwords, too.

      I would never, ever, take advantage like that, but I’m just sayin’…

      • Darrone says:

        That is really shocking to me. I guess people dumb enough to pay for porn are dumb enough to use their real names and passwords.

        • who? says:

          I know, really. But then, back when I was a network admin, my company had to fire a guy because he was filling the company servers with pictures of ….ummmm….how do I put this nicely? ……his favorite barnyard animals. He got caught because we ran out of disk space, and I had to find something to delete.

  4. fpage77 says:

    There’s porn on the internet? … (goes back to looking at Sears bra section).

    • fpage77 says:

      The catalog just realized that sounded like I was talking about being in a Sears store (would rather die than go there).

      • Cat says:

        Meh. I prefer the “Fredericks Of Hollywood” catalog. Them girls is hot! But I always feel so sorry for them, because they have no nipples.

        Is there some sort of fund we can donate to to help these poor, unfortunate nipple-less girls out?

  5. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    Is paid porn really better than free porn? Just ask’n.

    • Hi_Hello says:

      back in the day when internet was new…there was ways to get into the pay part of the sites just be reading some codes….

      it was not better.

      I assume it’s the same now….

  6. Cat says:

    If the data makes it’s way to the internet, it’s going to really throw a monkey wrench into the Republican presidential campaign.

  7. Scuba Steve says:

    Not that I would know, but its a “chat site”, not a “download porn for money site”. Which probably means webcams, which means live girls asking for money for private shows. I don’t have to worry because I uh.. don’t look at porn, (or pay for it) but I can see the appeal of paying someone $5 or $10 to do exactly what you tell them to.

    Not that I would use it, because I eh, don’t need to.

  8. LabGnome says:

    What’s porn?

  9. StuffThingsObjects says:


  10. May contain snark says:

    I’m glad I use Xtube.

  11. Shouhdes says:

    I look at porn on the internet.

  12. maxamus2 says:

    Wow, so my info at Holden Magroin has been compromised?

  13. aleck says:

    People pay for porn?!!!!

  14. deathbecomesme says:

    “I make my own porn at home. Then watch it online”

    • who? says:

      I went to a party a couple of years ago and met a couple that makes their living running a foot fetish website. A couple of times a week, they would make a new video and post it. People paid $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the videos. By far their most popular video was of her feet in high heels, walking out the front door of their house, to the car in the driveway. The feet get into the car, she starts the engine, then revs the engine for about 2 minutes. They were making 6 figures with this.

  15. Latentius says:

    Seems fitting that a site that lets users bare all ended with those users getting over-exposed.