Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).The new owners of Penthouse.com, Penthouse Global Media, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.
Editor’s Note: In the tech indsutry, where everyone is constantly preparing for the inevitable, Jeremy Ho, Aaron Murray, Christopher Barron, Spencer Thomas and Vincent Le describe one of the most prominent web application targeted attacks in this blog post — Local File Inclusion (LFI), which also led to one of the biggest hacks in 2016 that revealed millions of customers’ sensitive information.
As our understanding of the cyber world evolves, love becomes harder and harder to find.
The data was stolen last month using a vulnerability exposed around the same time, Leaked Source reported.
The previous Friend Finder Network breach came to light in May 2015 and affected 3.5 million accounts.