Adult friend finder data breach
This time, email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses, and site membership status were revealed, reports The Guardian, citing data breach monitoring service Leaked Source.
Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.
The hack also revealed that the company had kept information on 15 million accounts that users had deleted, as well as information on users for assets it no longer owned, such as Penthouse.
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Eighteen months after 4 million of its users' accounts were exposed, adult dating and pornography company Friend Finder Networks (FFN) has been hit by another doxing attack -- this one a hundred times larger.In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.Included in the leak were 96 million Hotmail accounts, 78,301 US military email accounts, and 5,650 US government accounts., which obtained a portion of the database and confirmed its legitimacy, the leaked information "does not appear to contain sexual preference data, unlike the 2015 breach." However, the site was able to see account usernames, emails, passwords, the last login, IP addresses, browser information, and other information.Friend Finders Network did disclose to that it had been aware of vulnerabilities and had taken steps to correct it.Friend Finder was launched in 1996 by Andrew Conru.After discovering that users had been using the service to seek sexual partners, he launched Adult Friend Finder as a spin-off, followed later by other spin-offs dealing with different regions and niches.Wait for a raft of class-action lawsuits." Last July, another pornography and adult hook-up site, Ashley Madison, suffered a doxing attack that exposed 37 million users accounts. Sjouerman says that when Know Be4 sent its customers fake phishing emails with lures related to the Ashley Madison breach, 4% of users clicked. Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events.For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article.Friend Finder Networks (formerly Various, Inc.) is an American internet company founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru.Its corporate headquarters are located in Boca Raton, Florida, with additional offices in California, New York, and Taiwan.