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FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

If in case you have an account on AdultFriendFinder, Cams.com, Penthouse, Stripshow and/or iCams.com — and reused it on different websites — you ought to in all probability change your password. FriendFinder Networks, the father or mother firm of these websites, has reportedly been hacked, ensuing within the leak of of over 412 million accounts, in keeping with Leaked Supply (h/t to CSO). For context of simply how massive this breach is, the Ashley Madison hack affected 32 million folks.


Hackers reportedly breached FriendFinder Networks final month, and gained entry to over 300 million accounts on AdultFriendFinder, which markets itself because the “World’s largest intercourse & swinger group.” The hack additionally uncovered over sixty two million accounts on Cams.com, a website for reside webcam “intercourse chat,” over 7 million on Penthouse.com, over 1.four million on Stripshow.com, over 1.1 million on iCams.com and slightly over 35,000 on an “unknown area.”

FriendFinder’s community was reportedly hacked by way of an area file inclusion exploit, which enabled the hackers to entry all the community’s websites. For now, LeakedSource says it is not going to make the information set searchable by most people.

FriendFinder tousled in just a few methods. For one, the corporate both saved consumer passwords in plaintext, with none safety, or hashed them utilizing the notoriously weak SHA1 algorithm, in keeping with LeakedSource. The corporate additionally saved logins for a web site they don’t even run anymore (FriendFinder bought Penthouse.com to Penthouse World Media in February). FriendFinder additionally retained e mail and passwords for over 15 million individuals who had deleted their accounts.

“Over the previous a number of weeks, FriendFinder has obtained numerous studies concerning potential safety vulnerabilities from quite a lot of sources,” FriendFinder Networks Vice President and Senior Counsel Diana Ballou informed ZDNet. “Instantly upon studying this data, we took a number of steps to evaluation the scenario and herald the fitting exterior companions to help our investigation.”

A number of the claims had been false extortion makes an attempt, Ballou stated, however the firm “did determine and repair a vulnerability that was associated to the power to entry supply code by way of an injection vulnerability.”

I’ve reached out to FriendFinder and can replace this story if I hear again.

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