Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.
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.
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.
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
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.
A database of usernames, emails, and passwords of footloose and fancy free members, along with those from associated websites, has leaked and surfaced online.
Hundreds of millions of Adult Friend Finder (AFF) accounts appear to have been exposed once again.even details of users who believed they deleted their accounts have been stolen again.“It’s clear that the organisation has failed to learn from its past mistakes and the result is 412 million victims that will be prime targets for blackmail, phishing attacks and other cyber fraud,” he added.Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).But, once you're no longer swimming in a petri dish of emotional desperation and hormones, it can be hard to find new people you actually want to spend time with. No one has time for your housewarming parties or improv shows.—Speaking of parties, do you like to have a big blowout birthday bash, or is a moderately sized family-style-Chinese-dinner thing good? —Back to housewarmings: How many times have you moved in the past five years? —Do you know a good therapist who takes your friend's insurance and is accepting new clients? The Indian place around the corner only has a ten-dollar minimum and delivers until midnight.Forget about sex—we're just talking real, honest-to-goodness, devoted yet totally low-maintenance friendships that you can have for the rest of your life. Notice the drop-down menu doesn't have an option above five, because you're a God-damned grownup who shouldn't be moving mid-lease.—When you _ _move, do you rent a moving truck or expect five of your older, married friends with minivans to haul your Hefty bags of costume jewelry and whimsical throw pillows and then not even order pizza for everyone? And, if you and your new adult friend end up seeing the same therapist, can you be chill about that, or are you going to get all territorial? Either way, would you judge a person who chose to play Mario Maker on a Friday night instead of attending your housewarming party and playing beer pong with a bunch of strangers? Leaked Source has not made the database searchable but has published a breakdown of password frequencies and samples of file schemas from the leaked database to substantiate its claims, which remain unconfirmed but are nonetheless being taken seriously by security firms.Certificate management firm Venafi claimed that private information such as passwords appeared to have been protected using only the obsolete SHA-1 hashing algorithm.Here's a sampling from our hundred-item questionnaire:—How long can you go without talking to/seeing a friend before you worry that "something's up" or feel compelled to text "are we cool? —If your adult friend , like, "Hey, dude, where'd you go? It's cool either way; just don't lie, because opinions about brunch are one of the strongest indicators of the viability of an adult friendship.—Follow-up question: What's the earliest you can meet up on a Sunday morning and call it "brunch"?