A major data breach to the "sex and swingers" website Adult Friend Finder could trigger a series of follow-on hacks, security researchers have warned.Up to 412 million accounts have been compromised, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source, exposing the personal details of the site's users.Keep this in mind and it will prevent many bad things from happening online."Other experts have criticized the way the personal data was stored, particularly with regards to the importance of password security."Storage of clear-text passwords is inexcusable in today's world," says Mike Raggo, chief research scientist at social media security firm Zero Fox.Networks, the parent company of those sites, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the leak of of over 412 million accounts, according to Leaked Source (h/t to CSO).Data reportedly breached in the latest hack includes email addresses, passwords, IP addresses and site membership status.If Adult Friend Finder users have the same password for multiple sites and online services, criminals could use it to compromise other accounts.
Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.
Friend Finder Networks is an adult dating and pornography site and has been attacked before in the past.
The breach released more than 20 years of confidential data and accessed five other branch companies.
For context of just how big this breach is, the Ashley Madison hack affected 32 million people.
Hackers reportedly breached Friend Finder Networks last month, and gained access to over 300 million accounts on Adult Friend Finder, which markets itself as the “World’s largest sex & swinger community.” The hack also exposed over 62 million accounts on Cams.com, a site for live webcam “sex chat,” over 7 million on Penthouse.com, over 1.4 million on Stripshow.com, over 1.1 million on i and a little over 35,000 on an “unknown domain.” Friend Finder’s network was reportedly hacked through a local file inclusion exploit, which enabled the hackers to access all of the network’s sites.