Adult friend finder hack database
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.
"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 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.
Breach notification site first reported the attack, indicating that over 300 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were affected, as well as over 60 million accounts from
Other company holdings, such as Penthouse, Stripshow, and i Cams were also breached, for a total of 412,214,295 affected users.
Like all sectors -- government, retail, finance and healthcare -- the adult and porn businesses are feeling the consequences of not making security a priority, in the worst possible ways. Take for example this week's breach-bloodbath, in which Friend Finder Networks (FFN) lost their Sourcefire code to criminal hackers and put their users in serious risk.The hack and dump performed on FFN has exposed 412,214,295 accounts, according to breach notification site Leaked Source, which disclosed the extent of the privacy disaster on Sunday.Leaked Source said "this data set will not be searchable by the general public on our main page temporarily for the time being."But as infosec blog put it, "The point is, these records exist in multiple places online.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.The major leak was first reported in October when a Tweet from notorious hacker 1x-0123, who is also known as Revolver, posted a screenshot claiming to show the site's internal data.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.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.Sister porn sites Penthouse, Stripshow and i Cams have also been skimmed of user data in what cyber security specialists have said is a hack that "raises serious alarm bells".In total nearly 340 million users accounts on "the world's largest sex and swinger community" are said to have been exposed.