Adult friend finder hacked accounts
Friend Finder Networks is an adult dating and pornography site and has been attacked before in the past.
The breach released more than 20 years of confidential data and accessed five other branch companies.
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Included in the leak were 96 million Hotmail accounts, 78,301 US military email accounts, and 5,650 US government accounts.
From The Guardian: "It is also unclear who perpetrated the hack.
The information that was stolen in the security breach is primarily user accounts.
This type of attack would allow the hacker to view local files stored on the server. SHA-1 is a hash function algorithm that encrypts and hides files and data.
The Adult Friend Finder and other sister companies are a huge target for hackers.
Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.
Over 99% of account passwords were leaked and large amounts of confidential data such as sexual preferences and marital status were also compromised.
This stolen information has in large part been posted to various places across the internet making the information easily accessible to malicious opportunists and to the general public. This attack is very common and there are straightforward ways to prevent these attacks.