Over 72 million credentials stolen from adult content websites by hackers since 2016

Over 72 million account credentials discovered on the Dark Web by security researchers were found to be stolen from popular adult content websites in the last two years, Kaspersky Lab has revealed.

Visiting popular adult content websites could expose unsuspecting users to hackers as such websites are often injected with specialised malware designed to steal users' credentials.

A new report from Kaspersky Lab has revealed how hackers are successfully leveraging popular adult content websites to steal millions of account credentials and putting them up for sale on the Dark Web. Such credentials are purchased by those seeking to create duplicate identities to conduct purchases in the name of original users and to conduct social engineering attacks like phishing and spoofing.