The unsecured database included a significant amount of both user and company information with the vast majority of email data records referring to users in the US. The Ireland-based company was immediately contacted and the server was secured shortly afterwards. After reaching out to CAM4. The number of records leaked amount to According to the research team, millions of PII entries were available for public view without adequate security measures, including:. In total, around 11 million records contained emails with some entries containing multiple email addresses relating to users from multiple countries.
Millions of users of a major adult live streaming platforms have had their identities leaked online after the site suffered a massive data breach. CAM4 suffered a significant incident caused by a server configuration error, making 7TB of user data comprising The popular adult platform is used primarily by amateur webcam models to stream explicit content to live audiences. To gain access to premium content or tip performers, users must first register with the site - parting ways with both personal and financial data. According to the researchers, there is no evidence the breach was caused by a cyberattack or that data was siphoned from the database. However, incidents such as this do form the basis of the main argument against closer regulation of pornographic websites - a project abandoned by the UK over fears user privacy could be compromised in the event of a breach or hack. Neither is the timing of the CAM4 breach fortuitous, with traffic to pornography websites through the roof as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.