Pornhub Hacked And Access Sold After Challenging ‘Friendly’ Hackers

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Pornhub has seen its ‘bug bounty’ reward scheme backfire massively.

Last week, the favourite website of every 16-year-old with a laptop and high-speed Internet, announced it had launched a scheme whereby friendly hackers would be rewarded with $25,000 Рroughly £17,000 Рfor reporting security vulnerabilities.

Well, one web user has apparently exposed such a flaw, but their sentiment towards the famous online wank bank is far from friendly.

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As reported by Motherboard, a hacker by the name of ‘Revolver’ is claiming to have breached the website’s server and claims to have already sold access to at least three people.

Revolver told Motherboard his response to any approach from Pornhub would be fairly uncompromising, but with some negotiations possible:

I will tell them they can go fuck off…If they gave me a premium account I’m ready to help them fix that.

Revolver took to Twitter to advertise his hacking success…

Motherboard added that Revolver is a seasoned veteran in locating bugs.

In April, Revolver reported a bug to the Freedom of The Press Foundation and was praised by Edward Snowden as a result.

He is also alleged to have spotted a vulnerability in Mossack Fonseca’s website, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers leak.

Pornhub released a statement to suggest the breach is not genuine, however.

It read:

This incident was merely a hoax and no Pornhub systems were breached during those recent events.

This is probably the moment where¬†everyone deletes their browsing history in panic over who does and doesn’t have control.


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