This could get embarrassing for some folks.
The forum, named Hookers.nl in an endearingly Dutch way, currently has its user data for sale for just €300 on a cybercriminals’ forum, according to local broadcaster NOS.
“In addition to email addresses, this includes usernames, IP addresses and passwords. The passwords are protected and cannot be cracked just like that, but the email addresses of users are legible,” said the broadcaster, which viewed some of the data itself to verify the data blab.
Although users of the forum tended to sign up with pseudonymous usernames, apparently the email addresses registered to some accounts include real names – for example, email@example.com.