Porn Websites Get Hacked

The Boston Globe reported over the weekend that some porn sites have been hacked over the past few months. While it doesn't appear that credit card details have been compromised, personal information including email addresses of tens of thousands of customers appear to have been stolen.

This news has sent a wave of fear across the on-line adult entertainment business, since privacy is supposed to be guaranteed and is a sine qua non of the business. If hacking of adult web sites becomes "routine," the business might take a major financial hit.

Hmm, I wonder if this news will get some opposed to these sites to thinking.


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Robert Charette
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