Adult friend finder data breach
Wait for a raft of class-action lawsuits." Last July, another pornography and adult hook-up site, Ashley Madison, suffered a doxing attack that exposed 37 million users accounts. Sjouerman says that when Know Be4 sent its customers fake phishing emails with lures related to the Ashley Madison breach, 4% of users clicked. Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events.
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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.
Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.
Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Over 412 million accounts -- including 16 million "deleted" accounts -- were leaked from FFN sites, including Adult Friend Finder.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com, Cams.com, and i
Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Eighteen months after 4 million of its users' accounts were exposed, adult dating and pornography company Friend Finder Networks (FFN) has been hit by another doxing attack -- this one a hundred times larger.According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.