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Hackers Expose 26,000 Sex Website Passwords 497

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An anonymous reader writes "Passwords and email addresses of almost 26,000 members of adult website Pron.com have been released on the internet by the notorious hacking group LulzSec. To add to the victims' humiliation, LulzSec called on its followers to try the email/password combinations against Facebook, and tell friends and family of the users that they were subscribers to a pornographic website. In addition LulzSec released passwords belonging to the administrators of dozens of other adult websites, and highlighted military and government email addresses that had signed up for the xxx-rated services."
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Hackers Expose 26,000 Sex Website Passwords

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  • I swear (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:24AM (#36423194)
    i only read it for the articles.
  • Where can I find the passwords?
  • Dumb (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:25AM (#36423206)

    Who signs up with a government issued email or even real info to a sex site? Who even pays for that? Amazing. So much free stuff to watch who would bother?

  • Two minds (Score:4, Interesting)

    by metlin (258108) on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:35AM (#36423258) Journal

    On one hand, I couldn't agree more with one of the posters who said something along the lines the how people make a bog deal out of sex between consenting adults, including the watching of it. The Victorian-esque morality that most aspects of sex are something that people should be ashamed of, including porn, is not something I can relate to.

    That said, I have to wonder about the kind of people who would be paying for porn. Even if you are particularly desperate, there's so much free porn on the Internet that it's almost pointless to pay for porn. Plus, if you're that desperate, just how hard is it to pick girls up at a bar (or if you're a geek Don Juan, Craigslist)? Paying for sex in any shape or form has to be one of the silliest things, given how easy it is to find women who are more than willing if you just looked around.

    • by cc1984_ (1096355) on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:42AM (#36423292)

      On one hand....

      You never told us what you're doing with the other...

    • by mikael_j (106439)

      Well, there's always the stuff that's kinky enough that you have to pay for any quality material. Not that I can imagine what it would be considering that if you go to any of the many many sites that specialize in porn torrents or streaming porn videos you're pretty much bombarded with "xXx Thai ladyboys and dalmatian golden shower urethral insertion of baseball bat and cactus AT THE SAME TIME!!1"...

    • Re:Two minds (Score:5, Informative)

      by mcgrew (92797) * on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:00AM (#36423370) Homepage Journal

      It's going to cost, one way or another. The cheapest I ever had cost a draft beer, the most expensive cost me a house, a car, and part of my pension. Granted, that last one lasted 27 years...

      But porn? Paying for porn is like paying for kittens.

    • by digitig (1056110)

      Even if you are particularly desperate, there's so much free porn on the Internet that it's almost pointless to pay for porn. Plus, if you're that desperate, just how hard is it to pick girls up at a bar (or if you're a geek Don Juan, Craigslist)?

      That gets a lot more difficult for most men as they get older. I'm guessing most of the people paying for porn are not in their 20s or 30s.

    • Re:Two minds (Score:5, Insightful)

      by rollingcalf (605357) on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:29AM (#36423470)

      "Paying for sex in any shape or form has to be one of the silliest things, given how easy it is to find women who are more than willing if you just looked around."

      90% of men are incapable of getting sex for free. At a minimum, they have to pay at least for a few drinks or dinner at a restaurant. Usually multiple times, and with no guarantee of their effort and expenditure resulting in sex. Not to mention the costs of marriage and divorce.

      "Plus, if you're that desperate, just how hard is it to pick girls up at a bar (or if you're a geek Don Juan, Craigslist)?"

      How hard? This is Slashdot, where understanding quantum cryptography is easier than picking up women at a bar. Random sluts on Craigslist or sex-only online dating sites? ... can you say STDs?

      Free sex is often the most expensive kind of sex.

      • by Kjella (173770)

        That's the pure economic cost, but that's not the biggest "cost". Have you ever had a friend that's dating someone who's a complete mismatch? That suddenly has different interests when he's with her, even though it's really out of character? I've seen a lot of strange things come and go because of regular access to pussy. Usually they end when she figures out he doesn't want to be serious with her and never will be.

        The ratio of men to women who'd really like just the one night stand is nowhere near 50-50. A

    • make a bog [onlineslan...ionary.com] deal out of sex between consenting adults

      Are we talking about George Michael?

    • by ugen (93902)

      Clearly, you are young and not married.

    • Re:Two minds (Score:4, Interesting)

      by swb (14022) on Monday June 13, 2011 @10:36AM (#36425444)

      You must be in your twenties and project an aura of some financial success (not rich, but not struggling 20-something).

      Sex partners weren't impossible to come by when I was in my 20s, but it wasn't always easy, and quite often the girls who were the easiest to get also were the least pleasant to be with.

      o Weird self-esteem issues
      o More convenient than attractive
      o Unbalanced desire/need that usually left me feeling guilty (ie, they always wanted 'more')

      I found that that most of the 'desirable' women -- ie, complete package, smart, good-looking, sexually engaged -- when I was in my twenties all were looking for way more than sex and at a minimum expected a relationship with some kind of long-term status, generally marriage, and they really favored people with some sense of financial success (good job/income).

      I don't think that changes a ton as you get older. I think there may be some golden age between about 35-50 where women are divorced or decide that they don't want to be married and feel less sexually constrained.

      This may be different "now" than it was when I was in my 20s, 25 years ago, but probably not a lot on average.

  • Pathetic Lamers (Score:5, Insightful)

    by bjourne (1034822) on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:36AM (#36423260) Homepage Journal
    The reason why you never hear about porn sites getting cracked is because it is fucking easy. Most porn sites are vulnerable as hell and almost anyone with some technical proficiency can exploit them. They are run by low budget companies who often just cant afford to secure their sites. Cracking porn sites are for pathetic script kiddies with little to no skill what so ever. Also what's up with trying to shame owners of porn site memberships? Fucking puritans.
    • It seems to me that these people did it as a slap in the face to all the geeks out there who were cheering them on "for freedom" etc. After all, they do call themselves LulzSec, and humiliating your own fanbase like that is very much "lulz"...

    • by mcgrew (92797) *

      Script kiddies is probably right. I get the idea that nobody in that club is old enough to drink.

  • "LulzSec called on its followers to try the email/password combinations against Facebook, and tell friends and family of the users that they were subscribers to a pornographic website"

    I cant believe those hackers are so influenced by american puritanism...

    We all like sex. Its the way nature designed us to be able to spread.
    My friends dont care if i'm subscribed to a porn site... well i guess bc im not in the US.

  • by GauteL (29207) on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:39AM (#36423278)

    After they exposed loads of username/password combinations off some Sony service, I thought to myself; who are they actually hurting? It seemed to me they just made it loads easier for criminals without the skills to do this sort of thing themselves.

    Yes, it is possible that some more sinister hackers already had this data without telling anyone, just secretly exploiting them, but actually publishing the combinations makes it many times more likely that someone will exploit your personal data.

    I consider this hacking group no more than simple vandals and criminals at this stage. There is no "honour" in it, and exposing porn clients are extremely likely to be hypocritical. I don't believe for a second that all members of this hacker group has a "clean conscience" about porn.

    • by Anubis350 (772791) on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:16AM (#36423426)
      to play devils advocate for a sec, exposing such a breach means that pron.com *has* to notify their subscribers in addition to patching the vulnerability, whereas a similar breach using the same exploit for direct criminal reasons might get hushed up in order to avoid losing business
      • by paziek (1329929)

        Indeed. Customers need to be hurt A LOT in order to get conscious about security and start demanding it, or start avoiding companies like Sony - more or less forcing everyone to pay more attention into securing their services.

        • by GauteL (29207)

          "Customers need to be hurt A LOT in order to get conscious about security and start demanding it, or start avoiding companies like Sony"

          This does in no shape or form excuse actually hurting them. Just because someone has to be the first, doesn't mean the first is any less despicable than the second.

          To use the standard lock analogy: just because some unscrupulous lock company sold their customers locks that could be defeated by someone sticking a pin into the lock, doesn't excuse someone breaking into houses

      • by elucido (870205) * on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:53AM (#36423550)

        They are telling people to go and destroy peoples lives.
        Telling them to log into their Facebook accounts and tell their families about their porn habit?

        So if a guy or girl is secretly going to gay porn sites, and his or her parents are religious, what kind of damage could that do?

        • by gsslay (807818)

          Remember Jason Fortuny [wikipedia.org]?

          Roundly condemned for interfering and casting judgement on others' sex lives. This isn't any different.

        • by hoggoth (414195) on Monday June 13, 2011 @10:36AM (#36425448) Journal

          Ding ding ding! You just figured out what's wrong with 4chan, /b/, Anonymous, etc.
          There is no "they" there. Some are do-gooders. Some are do-badders. Some do anything for "lulz", even if it hurts someone. Some are "white-knights".
          So while on the one hand "they" fight to expose corporate and governmental corruption, on the other hand "they" are laughing because some naive kid's life just got ruined.

      • by GauteL (29207)

        "exposing such a breach means that pron.com *has* to notify their subscribers in addition to patching the vulnerability,"

        Actually, this hacker group has access to a few hacked servers and they have all the personal details of these subscribers. They could just notify the users themselves by means of a mass email. And failing that, they could easily expose the breach without revealing the customers actual passwords.

        These people are simply doing this for kicks, not for some noble goal of exposing evil and ins

    • Since none of us know just how many porn passwords they have cracked, along with Facebook accounts. We do not know whether or not for example some Anon somewhere cracked our most sick perverted teen porn password, and also has our Facebook to tell our family.

      Seriously, this sort of stuff can cause suicides. Remember that gay kid who committed suicide over something similar?

    • by radio4fan (304271)

      I consider this hacking group no more than simple vandals and criminals at this stage. There is no "honour" in it

      Indeed, they admit that they are just in it for the lulz, and don't claim to have an honorable motive.

      But there may be unintended benefits if companies actually start to take security seriously and start to actually *budget* for it.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Surprise surprise:

    123456
    123456789
    12345
    1234
    12345678
    1234567
    password
    1234567890
    123
    123123

    • by FunkSoulBrother (140893) on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:12AM (#36423410)

      I kind of feel for this guy:

      uanzmg@fpfzxc.com | tZxHgJNlpRERQEkK

      as he clearly put some effort into a difficult password and still got fucked.

      • by Tukz (664339)

        Quite sure he is using some sort of password software, that manages his passwords for him.
        Doubt he has to type it all the time.

        • by Mark Hood (1630)

          And he probably therefore has a different one on every site...

          Of course, his email's still out there for all to see, which is embarrassing. But at least he won't be frantically scouring Facebook to get rid of all the stuff 'he' posted :)


          • $ whois fpfzxc.com

            Whois Server Version 2.0

            No match for "FPFZXC.COM".
            >>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:06:01 UTC

            ...I think not.

        • Sure -- just that he (as an end user) went to the effort of generating a unique and strong password, and still gets screwed with all the '12345' types. Obviously he can't stop an attack on the site's shit security, just an observation that it double-sucks for him.

          To draw a wildly out of proportion analogy (this is Slashdot, after all), it's like watching someone who never smoked die of lung cancer alongside someone who had been smoking for 65 years.

      • by digitig (1056110)

        I kind of feel for this guy:

        uanzmg@fpfzxc.com | tZxHgJNlpRERQEkK

        as he clearly put some effort into a difficult password and still got fucked.

        No he probably didn't, that's why he was on a porn website.

    • Not sure what's going on in the mind of the person who used "children" as his/her password.

    • by frisket (149522)
      More interestingly, with uniq -c

      670 123456
      212 123456789
      111 12345
      75 1234
      72 12345678
      65 1234567
      62 password
      52 1234567890
      49 123
      41 123123
      40 111111
      36 000000

      Of the 26,000, 18,500 are singletons.

  • That's it. (Score:5, Funny)

    by MMC Monster (602931) on Monday June 13, 2011 @04:54AM (#36423340)

    Now they've gone too far.

  • anybody going to that site will get a mandatory free "upgrade" for his system, offered by LulzSec.

  • Looks like a lot of those people use their phone number as their password.

    • Manmohan@myman.com | +919455674783

      I seem to have heard this name before...

    • by digitig (1056110)

      Looks like a lot of those people use their phone number as their password.

      Where is the 123 dialing code, then? Looks like it would be a good place to start selling Kleenex.

  • Okay... (Score:5, Funny)

    by MichaelSmith (789609) on Monday June 13, 2011 @05:36AM (#36423502) Homepage Journal

    marvelcash@gmail.com | Slashdot69

    Anybody owning up to this one?

  • Really is it that hard to build some basic security into one's site? I mean like storing the passwords as hash, instead of plaintext? It is just a few bits of code... so simple... but yet again a web site failing on such a basic matter. No wonder they got hacked to boot, and now have all their member's e-mails and passwords out on the street.

    I would expect a porn site to care a bit more about their user's privacy, considering the business they're in. Though considering how much some of their users care (us

  • by ethoxyethaan (2261350) on Monday June 13, 2011 @06:10AM (#36423648)

    root@host:~# strings pronz.txt |grep -o "[^ ]*$" | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head
            671 123456
            212 123456789
            111 12345
              75 1234
              72 12345678
              65 1234567
              62 password
              52 1234567890
              49 123
              41 123123

  • Stigma (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Bocaj (84920) on Monday June 13, 2011 @07:22AM (#36423972) Homepage
    If it weren't for the stigma surrounding porn this would just be another hacked website. I still don't understand societies taboos about sexually related things. Especially when we are so accepting of of violence and death. The number of crime scene centric shows on public TV is staggering. The number of sex centric shows? Almost non-existent. People are perfectly fine looking a images of death and dismemberment, but put naked people on TV and it's a travesty. Personally I think the world would better off if people spent more time watching pornography than watching people get killed. Remember, you can have safe sex, you cannot have safe war!
    • by PPH (736903)

      I still don't understand societies taboos about sexually related things.

      Its not about society in general. Its about a small fringe group who has some psychological hangup about sex and a penchant for causing trouble until they get their way.

      In my community, we had a local TV personality who was involved in the swinging life style. This was well known to those of us within that group and also known to their managers and coworkers, most of whom didn't give a damn. But thanks to continual pressure from the morally conservative nut jobs, this person was let go. As a result of this

  • by DemonGenius (2247652) on Monday June 13, 2011 @07:59AM (#36424196)
    ... that porn sites everywhere get Slashdotted?

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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