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When pressed on details, Ballou declined to comment further.In total nearly 340 million users accounts on "the world's largest sex and swinger community" are said to have been exposed.Meanwhile, webcam sex site has seen the details of over 62 million accounts released, with similar sites and i each having over a million accounts breached.ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.The scale of the hack, which was first reported last month, has only now been revealed by stunned data experts who said it is "the largest breach we have ever seen".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."It’s clear the company has majorly flawed security postures, and given the sensitivity of the data the company holds this cannot be tolerated.When reached, Friend Finder Networks confirmed the site vulnerability, but would not outright confirm the breach."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article.View Full Bio In this Tech Digest, Dark Reading shares the experiences of some top security practitioners as they navigate volumes of security data.