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, 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.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.By comparison, the Ashley Madison hack that took place in July 2015 revealed 32 million accounts, although that attack was also accompanied by a more aggressive extortion campaign.Similarly, personal details could be used in phishing campaigns that use such information as bait to trick people into giving up sensitive data."With this breach of 400 million accounts we should expect a domino effect of smaller data breaches with password reuse and spear-phishing," says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of security firm High-Tech Bridge."General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement will probably help to minimize this type of incident in the future, however it will take some time.Users should keep in mind that everything they post or share online may become public one day.
A major data breach to the "sex and swingers" website Adult Friend Finder could trigger a series of follow-on hacks, security researchers have warned.
Up to 412 million accounts have been compromised, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source, exposing the personal details of the site's users.
According toa security researcher going by the name Revolver uncovered Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities on the site in October.
Shortly thereafter, Friend Finder Network's vice president, and senior counsel of corporate compliance & litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou provided with a statement: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." This isn’t the first time Adult Friend Finder has run into trouble: in May 2015, 3.5 million user accounts were exposed in another hack.
Keep this in mind and it will prevent many bad things from happening online."Other experts have criticized the way the personal data was stored, particularly with regards to the importance of password security."Storage of clear-text passwords is inexcusable in today's world," says Mike Raggo, chief research scientist at social media security firm Zero Fox.