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Porn site Digital Playground hacked, personal data stolen

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Porn website Digital Playground has been hit by a cyber attack with users' personal data stolen.

More than 73,000 subscribers' user names, email addresses and passwords were breached, as well as credit card details of some 40,000 account holders.

A previously unknown hacker group calling itself The Consortium has taken credit for the attack, claiming to be affiliated with the Anonymous and Lulzsec organisations. Digital Playground has contacted its customers to inform them of the incident.

Parent company Manwin briefly took the site offline while it investigated the security breach. It has stopped taking on new members for the time being.

The Consortium posted samples of the stolen data online and criticised Digital Playground's security in a blog post, calling it "a joke".

The group wrote: "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."

Manwin, which is based in Luxembourg, took over management of the Digital Playground website at the beginning of this month. The firm claims that the breach may have occurred before they assumed control.

Last month, personal information of more than 6,000 users of YouPorn's discussion forums YP Chat were stolen by hackers.

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