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Digital Playground, one of the most popular pornography sites on the web, was hacked today. Over 40,000 credit card numbers and 72,000 usernames and passwords were stolen.

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It seems that hackers are having a hard time (ahem) staying away from pornography sites. Last week we reported that YouPorn was hacked and that over a million usernames and passwords were released to the public. Now we have learned from SC Magazine that Digital Playground was attacked, losing over 40,000 unencrypted credit card numbers, including the secret “CCV” code.

While details are still scarce, the group calls themselves The Consortium and they appear to be part of Anonymous and LulzSec. The group claims that the porn site was simply “too enticing to resist,” due to their lack of any semblance of security measures.

However The Consortium did cut the company some slack by not deleting the contents of the site. In addition, they promise not to release any of the ill-gained information, although if you’re a member you might want to contact your credit card company anyway, just in case.

At this point we would normally start rm'ing but we don't have the heart to rm a porn site.... this time. These credit cards are all plaintext but we will not be releasing or using as we do this for the love of the game not for profit and these peoples only crime was wanting some porn.

It is a little surprising that one of the largest pornography sites on the Internet would leave their credit card information in plaintext, and we hope that other companies take notice of this and work to increase their own corporate security.

Image from zone-h.org which provides a mirror of the hacked site

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i dont know ,

but are websites supposed to keep a record of customers credit card numbers and including the all so important CVV codes .?

i mean , can they even keep a record of it ? are they capable of ?

because what i know of online transactions is that when you make a transaction through your credit card ,

you are redirected to a secure transaction portal page specific for your credit card when you click on "Pay Now " .

and from where all the info is encrypted and then transmitted across ( unless you enter such details on a Phishing page ! )

and then the website where you purchased a service is given a feedback from the Secure Portal Page ,regarding the success or failure of a transaction .!

so there is no way , the website can get a track of these numbers .!

so how did these CC numbers leaked ?

either such porn websites dont employ such security measures ( which is not possible coz , these are the set security procedures which are in default operation for all the major credit cards )

or

its something else .

and i dont know about other countries ,

but India , in addition to your Credit Card and CVV codes , you need a further security code known as the Master Secure Access Code or the VIsa Online Secure Code to complete the transaction .

so even if some one grabs hold of the CC numbers , its hard for him to initiate any fraud ....

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