Passwords were encrypted, but insecurely, and Leaked Source says it has managed to crack 99% of them.
It’s not clear who was behind the attack, though Leaked Source says it occurred in October 2016.
And we all know what a big story that was, how extortionists attempted to blackmail users, and how lives were damaged as a result.
Are there any and email addresses associated with the exposed accounts in this latest breach? Of the 412 million accounts exposed on the breached sites, in 5,650 cases, email addresses have been used to register accounts. Who discovered that Adult Friend Finder had suffered a data breach? The news was made public by Leaked Source, who said that the hackers targeted Friend Finder Network Inc, the parent company of Adult Friend Finder, in October 2016 and stole data that stretched back over the last 20 years.
The 412 million accounts go back 20 years, it says, and the lion’s share comes from Adult Friend Finder – almost 340 million.
According to Leaked Source, the breach likely occurred through a local file inclusion exploit that enabled hackers to access the data.
A majority of the hacked accounts — about 340 million — are from Adult Friend
Of the remaining affected accounts 62.6 million were from adult webcam site Cams.com, which carries the tagline “Where adults meet models for sex chat live through webcams,” 7.1 million are from Penthouse.com, 1.5 million from webcam site Stripshow.com, and one million from “Free Live Sex Cams” company i
Curiously, was sold by Friend Finder Network Inc to a different company, Penthouse Global Media Inc., in February 2016, so some eyebrows may be raised as to how the hackers were able to steal information of Penthouse.com’s users from Friend Finder Network’s systems in October 2016.
Penthouse Global Media’s Kelly Holland told that her company was “aware of the data hack and we are waiting on Friend Finder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data.” How did the hackers get in?