Stolen Friend Finder Networks files show that 78,301 accounts used a email address, 5,650 used a email.
Combined with Ashley Madison's many deceits, FFN also contributed to the deepening public mistrust about the very sensitive data exchange between adult companies and their consumers.It's not bigger than Yahoo's abysmal security apocalypse, during which we just found out 500 million accounts were compromised in 2014.Yet FFN's epic catastrophe far exceeds the likes of e Bay (145M), Anthem (80M), Sony (77M), JP Morgan Chase (76M), Target (70M) and Home Depot (56M).Leaked Source said "this data set will not be searchable by the general public on our main page temporarily for the time being."But as infosec blog put it, "The point is, these records exist in multiple places online.They're being sold or shared with anyone who might have an interest in them."That's more users than Twitter and a third of Facebook's global membership.The breach included 300 million Adult Friend Finder user accounts, including account data for 15 million accounts that had supposedly been "deleted".The passwords had not been encrypted at all, or encrypted with the obsolete and insecure SHA-1.Hackers reportedly breached Friend Finder Networks last month, and gained access to over 300 million accounts on Adult Friend Finder, which markets itself as the “World’s largest sex & swinger community.” The hack also exposed over 62 million accounts on Cams.com, a site for live webcam “sex chat,” over 7 million on Penthouse.com, over 1.4 million on Stripshow.com, over 1.1 million on i and a little over 35,000 on an “unknown domain.” Friend Finder’s network was reportedly hacked through a local file inclusion exploit, which enabled the hackers to access all of the network’s sites.For now, Leaked Source says it will not make the data set searchable by the general public. For one, the company either stored user passwords in plaintext, without any protection, or hashed them using the notoriously weak SHA1 algorithm, according to Leaked Source.Accessing certain features, such as e-mail, private chat rooms, webcams, blogging, and a webzine, requires paid membership.Adult Friend Finder has an affiliate program, whereby webmasters are compensated for referring users to the site.