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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.
In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.
Included in the leak were 96 million Hotmail accounts, 78,301 US military email accounts, and 5,650 US government accounts.
Friend Finder was launched in 1996 by Andrew Conru.
After discovering that users had been using the service to seek sexual partners, he launched Adult Friend Finder as a spin-off, followed later by other spin-offs dealing with different regions and niches.