Adult friend finder leak
"It’s clear the company has majorly flawed security postures, and given the sensitivity of the data the company holds this cannot be tolerated.
A group that collects stolen data claims to have obtained 412 million accounts belonging to Friend Finder Networks, the California-based company that runs thousands of adult-themed sites in what it described as a "thriving sex community." See Also: Live Webinar | Empowering Your Human Firewall: The Art and Science of Secure Behavior Leaked Source.com, a service that obtains data leaks through shady underground circles, believes the data is legitimate.
It also would be the second one to affect Friend Finder Networks in as many years.
In May 2015 it was revealed that 3.9 million Adult Friend Finder accounts had been stolen by a hacker nicknamed ROR[RG] (see Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets).
ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.
The scale of the hack, which was first reported last month, has only now been revealed by stunned data experts who said it is "the largest breach we have ever seen".
It could also be particularly worrisome because Leaked Source says the accounts date back 20 years, a time in the early commercial web when users were less worried about privacy issues.
Others had been hashed, the process by which a plaintext password is processed by an algorithm to generate a cryptographic representation, which is safer to store.
Still, those passwords were hashed using SHA-1, which is considered unsafe.
Leaked Source provided samples of data to journalists where those sites were mentioned.
But the leaked data could encompass many more sites, as Friend Finder Networks runs as many as 40,000 websites, a Leaked Source representative says over instant messaging.