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Whilst probably not at the same level, the Adult Friend Finder breach data does contain several thousand and email addresses.
In a word, it looks like Adult Friend Finder had as close to no security as you can get while running such a website.” Mark James, Security Specialist at “This leaked data is astounding.
is investigating reports that data from more than 412 million user accounts was stolen from five of the company’s online-dating, sex-chat and pornography sites.
The stolen data includes 20 years of customer email addresses and passwords, according to Leaked Source.com, an anonymously run website that sells access to stolen records.
Not only were passwords stored with trivial protection, but accounts that users had deleted, appeared to not have been deleted at all.
The impact from sites such as Adult Friend Finder could be as significant as the Ashley Madison breach which had reports of suicides as a direct result of the breaches.
Many of the stolen records are from accounts that are no longer active, Leaked Source said.
Others may be duplicates or created by automated programs known as “bots.” Leaked Source said most of the records, 340 million, were taken from Adult Friend Finder.com, which facilitates casual relationships.
Data was also stolen from Penthouse.com, Cams.com, Stripshow.com, and i Cams.com, according to Leaked Source. Also popular on WSJ.com: RNC Chair Reince Priebus is named Donald Trump’s chief of staff.Whilst I appreciate it’s our responsibility to protect our data there are some seemingly easy measures that could be put in place to stop the use of these extremely common words.Some websites already do this but more need to step up and help those people who still do not understand the need for password sense.This event also marks the second time Friend Finder has been breached “Unfortunately many businesses simply do not learn their lesson and by failing to implement proper cyber security controls repeatedly place the privacy of users at risk.By storing passwords in clear text or insecure formats, companies render even complex passwords useless.
Good user account practice should therefore involve use of unique passwords between websites.” Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at “I’m still getting my head around the extent of the Adult Friend Finder hack.