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were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website Leaked
Compromised data includes nearly 340 million credentials for Adultfriendfinder.com, which bills itself as "the world's largest sex and swinger community," some 63 million records from video sex-chat site and about seven million records from adult magazine site Penthouse.com, Leaked Source said in a blog published on Sunday.
For instance, the security consultant Robb reported that one person whose information was hacked was a 62-year-old Hispanic male from New Jersey, who worked in advertising and has a preference for the "subporno" forum.
That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages.
Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
Considering the personal nature of the leaked information and its source, the hack could also open victims to blackmail schemes.
Details of the security breach were reported by the U. One of the largest dating websites, Adult Friend Finder bills itself as a place to "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now" and has over 64 million members worldwide.
The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.
According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.
Channel 4 reported that within hours of the data being posted online, hackers began swarming to buy email addresses to target with them phishing scams.