The files, from adult subscription site OnlyFans, have been dumped into huge databases and shared across the internet by randy cyber crooks.
Thousands of raunchy pictures and videos have leaked online from one of the world’s biggest porn sitesCredit: Getty – Contributor
Users typically pay to access the content of individual porn stars on the site, of which there are more than 18,000 uploading regularly, according to OnlyFans.
Celebs including Danniella Westbrook, Danielle Lloyd, Bex Shiner and Katie Salmon all use the service to make a bit of extra cash.
The dump means many of OnlyFans performers now have their content available on the internet for free. The twist is that OnlyFans claims that it hasn’t been hacked.
Instead, the leak appears to be the result of a coordinated online effort by users to steal and share as much of the site’s content as possible.
OnlyFans claims that it hasn’t been hackedCredit: ONLYFANS
What is OnlyFans?
OnlyFans is a hugely popular app with a reported 30million users.
It’s a membership platform where fans can pay to see their favourite smut stars on a subscription basis.
“Performers” charge monthly fees for access to pornographic photos, video and more.
As well as porn performers, sex workers and Instagram influencers use the site. It boasts 18,000 performers in total, according to OnlyFans.
“Whether you’re uploading tutorials, tips, behind-the-scenes footage or just endless selfies, a lot of your followers would be willing to pay for them,” states OnlyFans.
Monthly fees start from $5 (£3.90) and can go as high as performers want. Users also send individual tips to creators.
For every subscription that’s sold to a viewer, performers get 80 per cent of the cash while OnlyFans gets 20 per cent.
OnlyFans is a membership platform where fans pay to see their favourite smut stars on a subscription basisCredit: Alamy
Has OnlyFans been hacked?
Earlier this week, links to huge databases of the site’s content appeared across several forums and websites.
The caches contained more than 1.6 terabytes worth of videos and images from the site – enough to store roughly 800 Hollywood films in Full HD.
The database features the content of hundreds of creators organised by their screen names or pseudonyms.
When news initially broke on social media, via journalist Vonny LeClerc, many creators and fans presumed the site had fallen victim to hackers.
However, OnlyFans denies any breach of its systems.
“We have investigated claims of a site wide hack and found no evidence of any breach of our systems,” the site’s Steve Pym wrote on Twitter.
“The content contained in the supposed ‘leak’ seems to be curated from multiple sources, including other social media applications.”
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