Other company holdings, such as Penthouse, Stripshow, and i Cams were also breached, for a total of 412,214,295 affected users.
The hack also revealed that the company had kept information on 15 million accounts that users had deleted, as well as information on users for assets it no longer owned, such as Penthouse.
Member photos are strikingly natural, as they are usually taken by the individuals themselves or their friends and they are not professionally edited. Instead, they are shown as normal persons with some beautiful features and some imperfections as well.
A typical member is easy-going and unprejudiced which makes him/her open to new experiences, sexual and otherwise.
Friend Finder doesn’t create a link to any of your other social media profiles, nor does it allow uploading photos directly from Facebook or Instagram.
It operates separately but provides a comprehensive service which satisfies most of your social networking needs.
By comparison, the Ashley Madison hack that took place in July 2015 revealed 32 million accounts, although that attack was also accompanied by a more aggressive extortion campaign.
, which obtained a portion of the database and confirmed its legitimacy, the leaked information "does not appear to contain sexual preference data, unlike the 2015 breach." However, the site was able to see account usernames, emails, passwords, the last login, IP addresses, browser information, and other information.
There are no personality tests to complete, but it’s advisable to write a short introduction about yourself that will appear on your profile.
For practical purposes, you will get prompted to specify your location, date of birth, and e-mail address to be used in the verification process.
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.
Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation," said Diana Ballou, vice president and senior counsel, in an email on Friday."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," she said."Friend Finder takes the security of its customer information seriously and will provide further updates as our investigation continues," she added.