HUNDREDS of OnlyFans accounts have been targeted by hackers who leaked explicit content online, according to cybersecurity experts.
The content is said to have appeared in a shared Google Drive that was posted on an online hackers forum.
OnlyFans subscribers can pay for explicit contentCredit: Alamy
The discovery was made by researchers at cybersecurity firm BackChannel.
They’ve since created an online tool that aims to let OnlyFans creators check if their content was targeted.
BackChannel said: “In late March, a link to a Google Drive folder was shared on a low-tier hacker forum by a threat actor known for collecting and exchanging sexually explicit material.
“The Google Drive folder contains videos and pictures stolen from hundreds of OnlyFans users.
The content may have been paid for by one users and then leaked onlineCredit: Alamy
“In our effort to notify all users and spread awareness of the activity, Backchannel is notifying impacted users, the cloud services provider, and other concerned parties threatened by this security incident.”
The Google Drive is said to contain private videos and images of OnlyFans creators.
It was shared to a hackers forum last month and is said to feature explicit content from celebrities and sex workers.
OnlyFans is a subscription based service that allows creators to charge fans to see certain types of content.
Cardi B, Bella Thorne and Megan Barton Hanson are just a few of the big names who use the platform to engage with fans.
It’s not clear which users were targeted but over 200 accounts had content stolen.
It’s thought more than one person was involved in putting it together.
Resreachers think the targetted content was from October 2020.
However, OnlyFans hasn’t confirmed that a hack actually happened on the platform itself.
We’ve reached out to the company for comment.
It’s possible that some of the content was paid for by one OnlyFans user and then shared to non subscribers.
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