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Passwords were also included in the trove — the vast majority of them featured unsecured protections or none at all, the report said.
Leaked Source said the alleged breach includes nearly 340 million accounts from flagship site Adult Friend Finder, plus data from other sites owned by Friend Finder Network, including Cams.com, as well as records from Penthouse.com, which was sold in February.
More than ever, people are turning to online dating as their sole source of companionship, feeding their personal information to the websites.
It was just a matter of time, until a huge security breach happened.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.” the statement said.
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.
Editor’s Note: In the tech indsutry, where everyone is constantly preparing for the inevitable, Jeremy Ho, Aaron Murray, Christopher Barron, Spencer Thomas and Vincent Le describe one of the most prominent web application targeted attacks in this blog post — Local File Inclusion (LFI), which also led to one of the biggest hacks in 2016 that revealed millions of customers’ sensitive information.
As our understanding of the cyber world evolves, love becomes harder and harder to find.
Both that hack and others in the adult industry, such as the 2015 Ashley Madison breach that exposed data about 36 million users, pale in comparison to the scale of the latest alleged Friend Finder Networks data dump.
In fact, if Leaked Source is correct only the massive Yahoo data breach disclosed in September, which hit over half a billion accounts, exposed more user accounts.