Security experts criticised that site for not doing enough to prevent a repeat breach.David Kennerley, director of threat research at security software firm Webroot, commented: “This attack on Adult Friend Finder is extremely similar to the breach it suffered last year….The Adult Friend Finder data stretched back 20 years and included information such as usernames, emails, join dates and the date of a user’s last visit, according to Leaked Source.Passwords were also included in the trove — the vast majority of them featured unsecured protections or none at all, the report said.It warned of significant attacks — not just to Adult Friend Finder accounts but also those of its sister sites.The hack included even 15 million ‘deleted’ accounts, which the site kept for unknown reasons.A hack against popular adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Networks exposed data related to more than 412 million user accounts, according to a report from breach notification site Leaked Source.
The new owners of Penthouse.com, Penthouse Global Media, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Solutions such as 2-factor authentication could have easily helped avert a breach of this magnitude.
Hundreds of millions of Adult Friend Finder (AFF) accounts appear to have been exposed once again.
Last month a hacker known as Revolver or 1x0123 claimed he had gained access to the site’s backend servers through a Local File Inclusion hack before posting two screenshots purporting to show compromised data to his Twitter feed.
The latest breach follows a high profile hack in May 2015 that led to the leaking of 4 million records.