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Alleged Data Breach Exposes Almost 800K Porn Site Users

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Users of one particular porn site may have unwittingly exposed more than they intended, after an alleged breach compromised chats and user IDs.

The names of nearly 800,000 people who allegedly use the Brazzers porn forum were leaked online, exposing not only the apparent identities of some users but also their public conversations.

The data breach is said to contain 790,724 email addresses, usernames and passwords, according to Vice's Motherboard, which first reported the data dump.

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The outlet also said it worked with security researcher Troy Hunt to verify some of the information, including contacting some users.

A representative for Brazzers did not immediately respond to NBC News' request for comment. However, Matt Stevens, a spokesman for the company, told Motherboard the breach appears to match a 2012 incident on the forum when he said it was managed by a third party.

"The incident occurred because of a vulnerability in the said third-party software, the 'vBulletin' software, and not Brazzers itself," Stevens told Motherboard.

He added that "corrective measures" were taken after the incident to protect users. The software company he named did not immediately respond to a request from NBC News seeking comment.

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The Brazzers Forum currently displays an "under maintenance" message.

Users who want to know if their information was included in the leak can check HaveIBeenPwned.com, where they can enter their username or email address.

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