First off let’s get one thing out of the way. Yes, there was a massive leak on OnlyFans, and no, we don’t mean that in the sexual sense. However, the company claims that it wasn’t hacked at all, so who – or what – is responsible here?
In one of the biggest online leaks of OnlyFans content to date, 279 content creators, including Bella Thorne, have had multiple videos and images leaked.
BackChannel, a cybersecurity company, claims that it found a Google Drive folder containing 10GB of video content on a “low-tier” hacking forum called RaidForums. It is believed that the Drive, which includes content from multiple creators, was worked on collaboratively, instead of being the work of a single hacker.
“OnlyFans has somewhat weak content controls around their content, and there are plenty of bots and scrapers a legitimate subscriber can use,” BackChannel founder Adam DeVera told cyber-news site BleepingComputer.
“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.”
OnlyFans, however, would like to make it very clear that they were not hacked, and that this folder of leaked content was created by individuals who paid for the images and videos, and somehow managed to collect them into a singular place.
“OnlyFans has not been hacked,” a spokesperson for the platform told the Daily Mail.
“Any reports of a security breach are false. There is a group of people purchasing, compiling and then illegally hosting content.
“It is a violation of our Terms of Service to copy, duplicate or record user content.”
In a security disclosure statement written on its website, BackChannel claims that its team will be notifying anyone who has been impacted by the leak.
“In our effort to notify all users and spread awareness of the activity, Backchannel is notifying impacted users, the cloud services provider, and other concerned parties threatened by this security incident,” the site reads.
You can also lookup your OnlyFans username, if you have one, to see if you’ve been impacted by the leak.
Currently, there has been no word from Bella Thorne on the leaks, but she’s now promoting some music on Twitter, which is plausibly more damaging to her career, but alas.