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New Hackers ‘The Consortium’ Introduce Themselves With Hack of Porn Site Digital Playground

This could turn into Hacker Whack-a-mole for the feds.

theconsortium New Hackers The Consortium Introduce Themselves With Hack of Porn Site Digital Playground

The F.B.I. may have snagged LulzSec by turning top hacker Sabu (Hector Xavier Monsegur) but if they thought that would put paid to hacking groups looking to make their bones, they were wrong. Welcome The Consortium, and their filleting of the porn site, Digital Playground. The Consortium didn’t just cull passwords and emails of site admins, affiliates and users, they also discovered Digital Playground stored the credit card numbers of some 72,000 users in plain text. However if Digital Playground had your credit card for some reason, don’t worry, The Consortium claims they play fair:

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.

We cannot justify releasing these peoples credit card info, but remember it is DP that allowed this to happen, this could have been a different group.

And perhaps they may have done far worse when given this information.

Ars Technica reports the hack has been confirmed by A.V.N., which published a statement from Digital Playground that said in part:

Due to an alleged security breach, Manwin elected to temporarily shut down Digital Playground, and related websites, on March 5, 2012.

Manwin officially took over Digital Playground and related assets on March 1, 2012, and according to allegations, the potential breach may have occurred prior to that date.

As for The Consortium, in dropping the data they couldn’t resist some finger-wagging at Digital Playground’s administrators–and a subset of the site’s users:

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. […] And of course as this is a porn site┬áthere was no shortage of .mil and .gov emails in their user list.

The Consortium also stated that this is their “first release.” The ‘stay tuned’ was implied.

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