Adult friend finder leak
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)."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.At the time, FFN Vice President Diana Lunn Ballou released a statement saying: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." In May last year 3.5 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were exposed in another hack.Peter Martin, Managing Director at IT security firm Reliance ACSN said: "This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years which raises serious alarm bells.Today's computers can rapidly guess hashes that may match the real passwords.
The first clue that Friend Finder Networks might have another problem came in mid-October.
"We didn't split any data ourselves, that's how it came to us," the Leaked Source representative writes.
"Their [Friend Finder Networks'] infrastructure is two decades old and slightly confusing." Many of the passwords were simply in plaintext, Leaked Source writes in a blog post.
The person who found that flaw has gone by the nicknames 1x0123 and Revolver on Twitter, which has suspended the accounts.
CSOonline reported that the person posted a redacted image of a server and a database schema generated on Sept. In a statement supplied to ZDNet, Friend Finder Networks confirmed that it had received reports of potential security problems and undertook a review.