The website of High Tail Hall, an adult video game featuring “sexy furry characters”, has been hacked.
Almost 500,000 subscribers had their data stolen in the incident, which is believed to have occurred in August.
The stolen data included names, email addresses and order histories and has only recently appeared on a popular hacking forum, according to reports.
High Tail Hall is a customisable role-playing game, featuring bars and nightclubs you can frequent to pick up an ‘erotic’ animal, such as a voluptuous lioness or a promiscuous zebra…
Troy Hunt, the founder of Have I Been Pwned, a website that allows internet users to check if their personal data has been compromised by data breaches, described the hack as a “sensitive breach”.
He said he contacted the game’s creators, HTH Studio, as soon as he became aware of the data leak. The studio has subsequently confirmed the hack and claims to have improved the security of its users’ data.
In response to his notification, HTH Studio acknowledged the breach and said it had fixed it.
A statement on HTH Studio’s website read: “As of the overhaul in October of 2018, we are using a much more advanced and stable security system.
“Both our internal security and web team security assures us that no financial data was compromised. The security of our users is the highest priority.”
The company recommended that its users reset their passwords.
Cybersecurity specialist, Graham Cluley, said: “When adult websites get hacked there’s an impact on people’s lives and relationships which goes deeper than just having your passwords stolen or payment card details grabbed.
“We know from the infamous Ashley Madison data breach that online criminals have no qualms about extorting money out of people who may not want their loved ones to know that they were members of a site.
“I’m sure just as many people would be embarrassed to admit their peccadillo was interactive furry erotica as they if they were planning to have an affair.”