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Massive Adult Friendfinder Hack Exposes 412 Million User Accounts

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Information from millions of users at Adultfriendfinder.com has been exposed in a massive hack. (Screen grab via Adultfriendfinder.com)

By    |   Monday, 14 Nov 2016 05:40 PM

More than 412 million login credentials of California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc., home to a number of adult websites, were obtained by hackers last month, making it the largest scale hack of 2016 and more than 10 times larger than 2015's Ashley Madison hack.

LeakedSource published information about the hack in its blog Sunday.

When FriendFinder Networks was asked if the account was accurate, it told Reuters it had brought in experts from the outside to help sort things out.

“FriendFinder takes the security of its customer information seriously and is in the process of notifying affected users to provide them with information and guidance on how they can protect themselves,” the statement read. “Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible.”

According to LeakedSource, the hack compromised 340 million user logins and passwords for Adultfriendfinder.com, 63 million records from the sex-chat site cams.com, and 7 million credentials for Penthouse.com. Adultfriendfinder.com calls itself “the world’s largest sex and swinger community.” The site was hacked once before revealing the sexual preferences, marital status, birth dates and email addresses, but not names, of about 3.5 million users.

The current hack does not reveal names of users either, but some can be figured out by looking at the email addresses. The hack also includes 15 million deleted accounts that weren’t removed from the databases on the site.

The hack reportedly includes over 78,000 military email addresses and 5,650 government email addresses, Reuters reported.

LeakedSource did not publish the leaked data but warned that others might have access to it in order to publish it.

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More than 412 million login credentials of California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc., home to a number of adult websites, were obtained by hackers last month, making it the largest scale hack of 2016 and more than 10 times larger than 2015's Ashley Madison hack.
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