A massive data breach targeting adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than million accounts. The hack includes million accounts from AdultFriendFinder. These were the biggest hacks, leaks and data breaches of Read More.
AdultFriendFinder was hacked again in October According to LeakedSource, which acquired a copy of the dataset, this amounts to more than m accounts, many with plaintext passwords , from AdultFriendFinder and associated websites. The site was compromised with a local file inclusion exploit, which means the website's code allowed access to files on the server that aren't supposed to be public. Nearly a million accounts have the password "". More than , have the password "password".
The details of over million user accounts have been leaked in the attack, which was described by the company that found it as, "the largest breach we've ever seen". The attack was uncovered by security firm LeakedSource , which said that the leak occured in October Along with the illicit dating site, other Friend Finder Network sites such as Penthouse. The investigation also found that many users who had tried to delete their accounts had not managed to do so, suggesting the sites had kept their personal details to use for marketing or advertising purposes. Friend Finder Networks confirmed that the site had received reports of a potential breach, but did not say for sure that a hack had occured. LeakedSource found that the password details for over a third of the affected AdultFriendFinder users were stored in plain text, making them easily visible to hackers. Shockingly, the company's analysis of many of the passwords used for accounts were severely lacking in security protection. Over , accounts had the password "", with "" also used by , accounts, and "" used by , accounts. The fact that people are still using the most common passwords we see time and again is truly amazing. 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.