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It has been claimed that the content from hundreds of OnlyFans accounts has been leaked on a shared Google Drive after being posted to a hacking forum.
According to reports, the leak took place last month and researchers at cybersecurity firm BackChannel found a post on a hacking forum where a member shared a Google Drive full of OnlyFans adult-themed content with other members.
OnlyFans is a site for content creators to earn money by sharing images, videos and live streams with fans who pay subscriptions. It's not always explicit content that is shared but there are a lot of adult-themed posts.
According to BleepingComputer, it's not possible to see how large the folder is without downloading it but BackChannel founder Aaron DeVera explained that the Google Drive originally contained folders for 279 OnlyFans creators, with one of the folders having over 10GB of videos and photos.
Apparently, most of the content appears to have been uploaded in October 2020 with BlackChannel thinking that it's been compiled by multiple people.
Aaron DeVera told BleepingComputer: "It is not uncommon for subscribers of OnlyFans creators to share files. OnlyFans has somewhat weak content controls around their content, and there are plenty of bots and scrapers a legitimate subscriber can use. What makes this unique is that so many users were bundled in one folder.
"This implies that multiple contributors likely added to the cache, or that the uploader sourced the content from multiple leaks. We do not assess that the poster on RaidForums is the original uploader of the Google Drive content."
According to a blog post from 5 February 2021, OnlyFans 'claimed to be 'extremely committed to protecting the content and data of our creators, meaning that your content and data on OnlyFans is safe and secure.'
The site goes on to explain some ways creators can protect their content and data, writing: "When using OnlyFans, you can guarantee that your data and content will be safe and secure thanks to data encryption.
"Your personal information (such as your address and date of birth) is kept on a separate server and is fully encrypted so that hackers can't access your exact details."
With regards to content protections, OnlyFans says: "When posting your content on OnlyFans, it's a good idea to add watermarks to your content to discourage users from re-posting your content without your permission.
"Unfortunately, a minority of users will attempt to go to great lengths to steal and/or re-post your content without your permission. If this ever happens, then you should get in touch with our dedicated Copyright Team, who are here and on hand to help you resolve the matter."
LADbible has contacted OnlyFans for comment.
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