This is now the third instance of a major website hack aimed at an adult website in the past year.
This was different from the Ashley Madison leak in that it did not involve users who actually paid money for a subscription to the website but instead those who signed up for the site’s free forum.
After the hack, some users said they understood the risks involved when signing up.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.
“While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability.” The data breach that hit Adult Friend Finder also contained information for a number of other connected sites, including Penthouse.com, Cams.com, Alt.com, Out Personals, and a number of other dating sites.
It advertises itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger community” and advertises its services across a host of adult websites.
This week the site was hit with what the noted was one of the biggest data breach attacks ever, with more than 412 million accounts exposed including many that had been deleted years ago.
Of the remaining affected accounts 62.6 million were from adult webcam site Cams.com, which carries the tagline “Where adults meet models for sex chat live through webcams,” 7.1 million are from Penthouse.com, 1.5 million from webcam site Stripshow.com, and one million from “Free Live Sex Cams” company i
While the breach is significantly higher than the 40 million Ashley Madison accounts exposed last year, the information obtained is perhaps less threatening, including just email addresses, passwords, and registration dates.
Leaked Source also notes that passwords for the affected accounts were likely stored by Friend Finder Network in a format that was either plainly visible or easily cracked.
As a result, Leaked Source says that some 99% of all passwords used on the site have now been exposed.
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