Recently, Friend Finder Network the top Adult dating service company has been reported as hacked and massive breach becomes viral on the social media. According to the report, Over 412 Million Accounts, Email Addresses, Passwords and much more have been hacked from the website available in the criminal marketplace.
In fact, the reported database do not include any kind of personal information and did not confirm whether the individual was an active user of the service.
AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts
Friend Finder Network is the top American internet company that offers fantastic service such as online dating, adult entertainment as well as social networking services. Friend Finder Network flagships the convenient online dating services along with many spin-off services like Adult FriendFinder as well as many number of dating service target more territories.
Primarily, LeakedSource, a breach notification site reported the attack on the 300 million AdultFriendFinder accounts gets affected and more than 60 million accounts from the Cams.com. There are also many other company holdings like Penthouse, Stripshow, iCams and many others were breached and it estimates over the total of 412,214,295 affected users.
According to the source, the hack has revealed that Adult Friend Finder had kept more than 15 million deleted accounts and the information on various user assets that they no longer owned like Penthouse. The Ashley Madison hack in July 2015 that revealed the 32 million accounts accompanied by aggressive extortion campaign based on many different strategies.
Friend Finder Network’s vice president and senior counsel of corporate compliance & litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou made the statement to CSO Online that they are aware of reports of the security incidents and they are currently investigating on the validity of the reports. In fact, it is the first time AdultFriendFinder have the security breach trouble since May 2015, 3.5 million user accounts are exposed in other hacks.
LeakedSource online website have stated that Friend Finder Network have stored their user passwords with only the plain visible formats and Secure Hash algorithm 1 (SHA-1). However, these are not secured the option for Friend Finder Network storing in the modern world.
According to ZDNet Source
The Recent statement by ZDNet states that portion of the database have confirmed its legitimacy with leaked information and they do not contain the sexual preference data when compared to the 2015 breach.
Friend Finders Network discloses the information to the ZDNet that they are aware of vulnerabilities so they have taken appropriate steps in an excellent way. The company representative has been reached by phone states that they could not disclose the appropriate information about the hack and they would make the official statement.
But the breach has leaked the account usernames, emails and passwords along with the last login id, browser information, IP addresses and other information instantly.
The user data have been stored in the plainly visible format and insecure secure hash algorithm 1 (SHA-1) and it acts as the main reason for the account breach on the data. This attack on the Friend Finder Networks is second in many years.