The Online Porn Histories Of 400 Million People Have Been Hacked

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If your porn habits are a bit questionable, you may want to consider changing your name. There’s been a major porn hack – and over 400 million people are at risk.

The personal details of millions of people that have signed up to an online hookup website over the last 20 years have been exposed in one of the largest ever data breaches.

It’s thought that cyber thieves have managed to get the names, email addresses and passwords of over 400 million users of the FriendFinderNetwork, the ‘world’s largest sex and swinger community.’

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According to LeakedSource, a total of 412 million users’ account details could have been hit across a number of different sites, with over 300 million AdultFriendFinder accounts affected.

Don’t use those that AdultFriendFinder? Unfortunately you’re not out of the park yet. The hack, against its parent company Friend Finder Networks, also involved data from Cams.com, a live video sex site, and Penthouse.com, an internet porn site.

At least 5.2 million UK email address were stolen in the breach, which also included the date of last visit, browser information, some purchasing patterns.

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The attack, discovered by hack monitoring site Leaked Source, occurred in October and is one of the biggest on record, eclipsing last years’ Ashley Madison hack and following closely behind Yahoo, which recently reported the loss of half a billion users’ details, the Telegraph reports.

Friend Finder Network did not confirm the breach, but said it had found vulnerabilities. The company’s Vice President, and Senior Counsel of Corporate Compliance & Litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou said in statement:

Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities. Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.

While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability.

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It is not clear who is behind the breach of Friend Finder Networks, but weak and outdated website security allowed cyber criminals to access the Adult Friend Finder information, Leaked Source said. The passwords and usernames were stored in a way that is easily decoded, meaning 99 per cent of those stolen were legible to the hackers according to reports.

The stolen data also includes the details of 15 million accounts that had been deleted by the users but remained on the company’s servers.


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