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800,000 Brazzers porn site accounts exposed in huge, throbbing hack

Vulnerabilities in the porn site's forum management software has seen the release of thousands of account details.

The forum is currently "down for maintenance".

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Nearly 800,000 emails, passwords and usernames attributed to accounts on the Brazzers porn site forum have been leaked.

Originally reported to Motherboard by vigilante.pw, a breach monitoring watchdog, the hack contained over 900,000 individual records. Aside from inactive or duplicate accounts, that meant some 790,724 unique email addresses, usernames and plaintext passwords are now out in the ether.

Though the data came from the site's separate forum, other users of the site were reporting their data had been included in the breach as accounts were shared between the two sites for convenience.

The breach was due to vulnerabilities in the vBulletin forum management software, according to Brazzers publicity manager Matt Stevens. It's not the first time the software has been blamed for stolen passwords, with millions of accounts stolen from other vBulletin-powered forums earlier this year.

While it may not be quite as compromising as the recent Ashley Madison hack and subsequent extortion attempts, the slightly older cache of passwords still points to the need for encrypted password security.

Brazzers did not immediately respond to request for comment.