Nudist Clubhouse offline due to security compromise?



The venerable nudist web site has been offline for several weeks now with only this message greeting visitors to the site.

 WEBSITE UNAVAILABLE TODAY

Due to technical difficulties, our website is currently down.

Please try back in a few days. We are working to resolve the issue, and to keep your data safe.

A long nudist/naturist who I believe is a member of the site has tweeted he has received an extortion email from a group that hacked a web site and wants money to secure his data and personal information. There is no indication at this time that the sites are the same. Having been a member on Nudist Club House I have been concerned in the past that the site was using outdated software that might be vulnerable to hacking. No communication has been issued by Nudist Club House as to the nature of the problem keeping its users data safe.

This raises again the issue of security and privacy in a world of online communication. Naturist site need to work hard to keep software up to date and be vigilant about addressing security alerts that arise.

Members of Nudist Club House are encouraged to comment and share any insights into the problem.

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7 Comments
  1. njnudist@mac.com avatar
    Joe 3 years ago

    The only way that I knew that Nudist Clubhouse was down was when I received my own, personalized extortion demand. Larded with lots of “click me” bait hyperlinks, the personal information about me was surprisingly comprehensive. Name, address, city, state, zip, phone, username / pass and date of birth. There was some information there that I don’t recall having given to Nudist Clubhouse but my sign-up was ages ago. Who can remember that kind of detail now.? The extortion demand also included what purports to be a chat log of a conversation I had with someone. Maybe. Maybe not. I doesn’t sound particularly like how I “speak” in chat. I guess that is supposed to frighten me into paying up the sum of $5 (US) to have my name deleted from the list.

    I suppose if every user chipped in their $5 (US) and the site owner paid his ransom demand, it might turn out to be a pretty good payday for andrebrig92@gmail.com. I’m not going to pay the money though.

    First, I’m not going to open up a can of worms by clicking on any of the helpful hyperlinks in the extortion demand. That’s probably where the real payday is. Who know what you’re inviting into your system by playing along? Might as well just email all your personal information along to save them the trouble of raiding your accounts.

    Second, I guess I’m supposed to be afraid that someone will discover that I’m a member of a nudist special interest site. I don’t care who knows. I don’t advertise that I’m a nudist. I don’t steer real life conversations that way so I can talk about it. But I’m not devastated if someone discovers it. Yes, I prefer to be naked when I can. Have a problem with that? Then don’t associate with me.

    We’ll all have to wait to see how this plays out. Don’t click on the links if you get a demand for money.

    • Earl D avatar
      clothesfreelife 3 years ago

      Thanks for the information. Seems there is also a phishing scheme attached to the extortion emails. It’s unfortunate that the owners did not choose to inform users, everyone may not be in your situation and may be hurt by release of personal information.

  2. Stephane 3 years ago

    Yes, they were hacked. I received an extortion email. I can confirm that the sender has hacked nudistclubhouse.com because I use unique passwords for each site. (for situations like this) They included my password in the data they revealed in the extortion email.

    • Earl D avatar
      clothesfreelife 3 years ago

      Thank you for letting us know. I wonder why NCH did not let its users know that is the appropriate protocol in situations like this.

  3. moniquasexton avatar
    Moniqua 3 years ago

    In the days of a society completely reliant upon technology, is our information really safe, even with high tech security software? I mean you have some pretty damn good hackers out there who make it their mission to get pass security walls.

    • Earl D avatar
      clothesfreelife 3 years ago

      Yep their is no such thing as completely safe but the more roadblocks security people put in the hackers way the less likely they are to spend the time. My suspicion in a situation like this is it was low hanging fruit for these hackers. And definitely not handled properly by the site owners.

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