Hacker Claims Porn Site Users Compromised

Published February 11, 2012 3:54PM (EST)

LONDON (AP) — A hacker claims to have compromised the personal information of more than 350,000 users after breaking into a discussion forum maintained by pornography website Brazzers.

A spokeswoman for the site's owner says it's "currently investigating the issue" but that no credit card information has been leaked. The forum was unreachable Saturday.

The hacker who claimed responsibility for the breach told The Associated Press that he exploited a vulnerability in the site's code which he said was "pretty easy to find."

He identified himself only as a 17-year-old living in Morocco and claimed allegiance to Anonymous, the global movement of cyber-mischief-makers who've carried out embarrassing attacks on record companies, the Church of Scientology and the FBI.

By Salon Staff

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