More than 400 million Adult Friend Finder accounts leaked in largest hack of 2016
More than 412 million dating and pornography accounts from the Adult Friend Finder Networks have been leaked in the largest data breach of the year, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source.
The cyber attack apparently took place in October and exposed user data including email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses and site membership status across several of the Friend Finder Network websites including AdultFriendFinder.com, Penthouse.com, and Cams.com.
The hack affects people who have discontinued their accounts because according to Leaked Source 15 million deleted accounts weren’ts removed from the Friend Finder Netowrk database.
Friend Finder Networks vice president and senior counsel, Diana Ballou, told ZDnet they have brought in outside help to investigate the hack and they will update customers as the investigation continues. However, they will not confirm the data breach.
“FriendFinder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources. While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability,” Ballou told ZDnet.
This is not the first time an “adults only” dating network has been hacked. You may remember back in August 2015 when hackers stole the list of Ashley Madison users and published it.