20,000 #accounts #COMPROMISED in latest #data breach for a #popular #VR #porn game

Users of virtual reality porn have had their habits revealed and leaked by hackers with an ‘ethical’ motivation.

Porn viewers on the SinVR system have had their names, email addresses and download habits leaked, cybersecurity company Digital Interruption has revealed.

The data of up to 20,000 users was compromised by the breach.

SinVR is a VR porn game that allows users to take an avatar into a fully 3D world and interact with their own (and other people’s) bodies in the virtual world.

Digital Interruption claims it leaked users’ data as a form of warning against SinVR about how easy it would be for real hacking collectives to gain access to the systems the game is built on.

The security company broke through SinVR’s security and then warned SinVR about the flaws it exploited – in hopes to educate the company about how exposed its users’ data was.

In a blog post, hacker Jahmel wrote: “Not only could an attacker use this to perform social engineering attacks, but due to the nature of the application, it is potentially quite embarrassing to have details like this leaked.”

“It is not outside the realm of possibility that some users could be blackmailed with this information.”

SinVR has reportedly patched the vulnerability.

This comes after new research from data privacy experts vpnMentor revealed 10 of the biggest business cyber attacks of 2017.

But although this cyber crime is proving destructive to companies around the world, it’s worth remembering that a lot of the time, they’re stealing YOUR personal customer information.

“More than any other, 2017 has been the year of the hacker. Cybersecurity breaches have hit high profile businesses worldwide opening the public eye to the risk that cybercrime poses today,” warned the reasearchers from online security experts vpnMentor.

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