Onlyfans is one of the major revenue sources for models and adult performers as they post their premium content which allows the fans to subscribe and pay monthly to see their favourite stars perform. According to BuzzFeed News, “several terabytes” of content was hacked Thursday, February 27, though OnlyFans denies that there has been any kind of breach in its system. Infact there are several threads on Reddit which has links to download those performers private videos. Some of them have been taken down though.
It’s said that the most leaked accounts are of adult performers containing images and videos. According to BuzzFeed, most of the hacked data is made up of pornographic images and videos and The Verge reports the leaked accounts mostly belong to women. But Onlyfans are denying the hacking and says We have investigated claims of a site wide hack and found no evidence of any breach of our systems. The content contained in the supposed “leak” seems to be curated from multiple sources, including other social media applications. A representative for OnlyFans tells BuzzFeed that there is no breach or hack, it is simply someone or a group of people working to assemble leaked content.
According to a recent OnlyFans profile in the New York Times, top earners on the site are making tens of thousands of dollars a month. Dannii Harwood, a longtime adult entertainer, showed them what she made in August through November of 2019, which ranged from nearly $30,000 to over $50,000 per month. The Adult Performers Actors Guild has a video that scrolls through the folders of all the accounts compiled on the Mega cloud site so that content creators can check to see if they were affected. But that still doesn’t give them any redress for their pirated content.