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Friend Finder Network Inc was hacked in October of 2016 for over 400 million accounts representing 20 years of customer data which makes it by far the largest breach we have ever seen — My Space gets 2nd place at 360 million.
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.
With the previous attacks we have seen on these types of websites you would have expected the password storage security to have been increased but sadly this is not the case here.
The methods used were considered poor practise by some and terrible by others.
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.
The fact that people are still using the most common passwords we see time and again is truly amazing.
We know these passwords are out there, we know they are easily cracked, we know we should not be using them but we still do, it makes no sense.
Companies need to step up and take control of how they store and manage our data.
Yes it’s our job to be responsible but on the same note they should encourage high standards and do more than the required basics to keep it safe.” Lee Munson, Security Researcher for “The Adult Friend Finder hack, like many that have gone before it, and many that will come after, highlights the poor approach to security taken by even the biggest sites on the web.