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Over m s from pornography sites and sex hookup service reportedly leaked as Friend Finder Networks suffers second hack in just over a year.
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Adult dating and pornography site company Friend Finder Networks has been hacked, exposing the private details of more than m s and making it one of the largest data breaches ever recorded, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source. The attack, which took place in October, resulted in addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses and site membership status across sites run by Friend Finder Networks being exposed.
It dwarfs the 33m user s compromised in the hack of adultery site Ashley Madison and only the Yahoo attack of was larger with at least m s compromised. It also runs live sex camera site Cams. While a of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability.
Ballou also said that Friend Finder Networks brought in outside help to investigate the hack and would update customers as the investigation continued, but would not confirm the data breach. Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination. The hashed passwords seem to have been altered to be all in lowercase, rather than case specific as entered by the users originally, which makes them easier to break, but possibly less useful for malicious hackers, according to Leaked Source.
Among the leaked details were 78, US military addresses, 5, US government addresses and over 96m Hotmail s. The leaked database also included the details of what appear to be almost 16m deleted s, according to Leaked Source.
To complicate things further, Penthouse. It is unclear why Friend Finder Networks still had the database containing Penthouse.
It is also unclear who perpetrated the hack. This is not the first time Adult Friend Network has been hacked. In May the personal details of almost four million users were leaked by hackersincluding their details, s, dates of birth, post codes, sexual preferences and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.
It appears to not only have been discovered once the stolen details were leaked online, but even details of users who believed they deleted their s have been stolen again. This article is more than 4 years old. Screenshot of Adult Friend Finder website.
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