More than 1.6TB of Personal Onlyfans content leaked
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Onlyfans, the creator’s platform which has been appropriated by adult performers and sex workers recently was subject to a leak.
According to vice.com, earlier this week, rumours of an OnlyFans leak started circulating around Twitter and other social platforms and forums.
In the last 72 hours, several new websites and forums have appeared, claiming to host leaked content from OnlyFans. One link was circulating that contained around 300GB of content in folders, sorted by pseudonymous stage names of around 120 models and social accounts. Another link to a database also started circulating, but then went down.
In the meantime, the platform has put out a public statement denying the website was hacked. However, internet sleuths acknowledge a term on the website’s terms that does forebode this now a real possibility, saying on the website that videos can sometimes get reposted without permission in a brief section of an FAQ and that performers should contact the company, and “we will assist you.”
Theverge.com adds add that, Steve Pym, OnlyFans’ marketing chief, said on Twitter that the company has “found no evidence of any breach of our systems” and that the leaked files appear to “be curated from multiple sources, including other social media applications.”
Rather than a hack, the leak seems to be the result of OnlyFans customers acquiring the photos and videos individually, then sharing them with others and compiling them into a large file for free. These photos and videos normally have to be paid for and are meant to offer users another stream of income.
While this may mean that OnlyFans’ website hasn’t been breached, it shows that the platform’s distribution model evidently has some enormous security holes. Because photos and videos can be taken from the site, it’s easy for them to be reshared elsewhere later, depriving the platform’s users of revenue. All photo and video platforms face issues like this, but many take precautions. Netflix, for instance, blocks screenshots and recordings from being taken on some platforms.
Social media is currently a mixed bag on the topic, with some defending and celebrating the leak and others condemning it.
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— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) February 27, 2020
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— jenn (@jennby__) February 27, 2020
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— 🐢 (@TJF_x) February 27, 2020
A quick search on twitter will reveal an account seemingly taking credit for the leak with a bio asking the public to make requests for leaks.
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