Porn Website 'Brazzers' Hacked List Of 800,000 Usernames And Passwords, Has Government Email Addresses In Leak

Paula Mooney

When the Ashley Madison leak of user data occurred in 2015, the fallout was tragic. As reported by the Inquisitr, when user data from the Ashley Madison website was exposed, at least one man whose information was made public committed suicide. Now news of a new hacking is breaking, with news that the major porn website Brazzers has had their users' information exposed -- but whether or not this leak will have the same implications as the Ashley Madison hack remains to be seen.

Those folks wondering if their username or email address appears on the list of those hacked Brazzers passwords can use Hunt's website Have I been pwned?

Placing an email address into that search engine will let users know if they are in the clear or if their email addresses appear in any hackings -- such as the breach of 153 million Adobe accounts in October 2013, as reported by Hunt, or sites like Dropbox or Forbes.

The porn site Brazzers list has details for nearly 800,000 users, reports NEWS.com.au.

According to My Broadband, that list includes South African government email addresses as well.

As any of the data from the hacked list of Brazzers users becomes public, the potential fallout will more widely known -- yet the hacking of the porn website has different implications than the hacking of the Ashley Madison website. Whereas porn website usage might be frowned upon in some circles, the Ashley Madison hacking had a devastating effect on some marriages and relationships due to the marketed intention of the website, since it urged users to have an affair.

Meanwhile, the reaction to the Brazzers hacking is receiving a variety of reactions online. A consistent reaction shows folks commenting their surprise that large amounts of people pay to watch porn -- and are willing to use their real email addresses to do so.

The common advice to use unique emails and passwords is being bandied about in the wake of the Brazzers hacking. Others are joking about watching porn for free on the web instead of paying for more niche types of porn. Still, others are showing their anxiety about the porn site's hacking -- and are reaching out to others online to try and determine if their own user data has been exposed in the leak.

A sampling of the comments can be read below.

"Brazzers just issued their statements on all the people who just got exposed. The statement read as follows: Lol."

"Who pays for porn?"

"Somebody's got to, otherwise who would keep Vivid and other studios in business."

"I wish I could. I had a Brazzers account I found on 4chan one time. It was amazing. All HD porn with a great selection, and I was getting new porn, like, every day."

"Though these hackers are absolute a**holes who really cares about being exposed as someone who watches porn anymore? I just assume everyone watches porn and if they tell me they don't then I know for sure they do. The only thing that might be embarrassing is having your preferences exposed, no one wants to be know as the balloon fetish guy/gal of the group."

"Who pays for porn?"

"Somebody's got to, otherwise who would keep Vivid and other studios in business."

"I wish I could. I had a Brazzers account I found on 4chan one time. It was amazing. All HD porn with a great selection, and I was getting new porn, like, every day."

"Though these hackers are absolute a**holes who really cares about being exposed as someone who watches porn anymore? I just assume everyone watches porn and if they tell me they don't then I know for sure they do. The only thing that might be embarrassing is having your preferences exposed, no one wants to be know as the balloon fetish guy/gal of the group."

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