Anonymous Hacks Porn Site, Reveals 82 Government Employee Subscribers

 @jakycakes
on March 14 2012 1:13 PM
The Anonymous Flag
Anonymous attacked the WSJ's Facebook pages after they published an article warning about the hacker group's growing power. The hacktivist group has denied any intention to attack the U.S. power grid, calling NSA director Gen. Alexander's claims "ridiculous" fear-mongering. Wikipedia

Anonymous hackers broke into the DigitalPlayground.com server, the third porn website the hacktivist collective has targeted in the past few weeks, and emerged with 72,000 passwords and email address (82 of which had a .gov or .mil domain), as well as 40,000 credit card numbers. The cyber-attack was carried out by a hacker group calling itself Th3 Consortium, who claim close affiliation with both Anonymous and LulzSec. All three websites recently hacked are owned by Luxembourg-based adult entertainment company Manwin.

According to Th3 Consortium, the discovery of government email addresses on the hacked server was a happy coincidence.

We did not set out to expose gov't hypocrisy, but the hack itself exposed it. they wrote in a Twitter post responding to the IBTimes.

When asked why they choose to target video pornography sites, they tweeted in response, We are pirates, what did you expect.

Th3 Consortium, a relatively new hacktivist arm of Anonymous has made its debut with these. First Brazzers was hit Mid-February and 350,000 usernames and passwords were stolen. Then YouPorn was targeted and the hackers came away with a million usernames and passwords.The hack also revealed that the most common passwords used on the porn site were '123456' (332 times) and 'password' (216 times).

And of course as this is a porn site, Th3 Consortium bragged in their release regarding the attack, there was no shortage of .mil and .gov emails in their user list.

The news may weaken the US federal government's recent stance on internet regulation, particularly their new online censorship bill, which is being promoted as anti-child pornography. Especially if any of the email accounts are found to belong to high ranking officials.

The merry group of hackers finished the job by defacing the Digital Playground with their own message.

We did not set out to destroy them but they made it too enticing to resist, the hacking group posted. So now our humble crew leave lulz and mayhem in our path. We not only have the 72k users of this site but also over 40k plaintext credit cards including ccvs, names and expiry dates.

Read the Full Message From Anonymous Below:

We are The Consortium, and we have something special for our first release,

You see for a while now we have had access to digitalplayground.com, one of the five biggest porn sites in the world. But it doesn't need an introduction from us.

This company has security that if we didn't know it was a real business, we would have thought to be a joke - a joke that we found much more amusing than they will.

This site has so many freaking holes that if I didn't know it was a porn site, I would have mistaken it for a honeypot - [Redacted]

We did not set out to destroy them but they made it too enticing to resist. So now our humble crew leave lulz and mayhem in our path. We not only have the 72k users of this site but also over 40k plaintext credit cards including ccvs, names and expiry dates. If you want to hear more about those plaintext credit cards scroll through the MySql info further down. And of course as this is a porn site there was no shortage of .mil and .gov emails in their user list.

We also went on and rooted four of their servers, as well as gaining access to their mail boxes. Using credentials from emails we tapped into their conference call. Is anyone besides David on the line ? - We were. Did we win? Sure looks that way.

Digital Playground game over.

So now lets bust out the fun stuff.

 

Share this article

More News from IBT MEDIA