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FriendFinder Networks Inc, which owns Adult FriendFinder, told Channel 4 News: FriendFinder Networks Inc understands and fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue.Leaked Source, a data breach monitoring service, said of the Friend Finder Networks hack : Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).The information.9m Adult FriendFinder members has been leaked, including those who told the site to delete their accounts.Friend Finder Networks vice president and senior counsel, Diana Ballou, told ZDnet : FriendFinder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users computers.The investigation led to a secretive forum in which a hacker nicknamed rorrg posted the details of users of Adult FriendFinder.The hashed passwords seem to have been altered to be all in lowercase, rather than case specific as entered by the users originally, which makes them easier to break, but possibly less useful for malicious hackers, according to Leaked Source.While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability.Spam emails, within hours of the data being leaked, hackers on the forum said they intended to hit victims with spam emails, and Mr Harper has been targeted with virused emails since his information was made public.Its clear that the organisation has failed to learn from its past mistakes and the result is 412 million victims that will be prime targets for blackmail, phishing attacks and other cyber fraud.Parent company Friend Finder Networks Inc said in a statement it understands and fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue.Over 99 of all the passwords, including those hashed with SHA-1, were cracked by Leaked Source meaning that any protection applied to them by Friend Finder Networks was wholly ineffective.Yahoo attack of 2014 was larger with at least 500m accounts compromised.Leaked Source said: At this time we also cant explain why many recently registered users still have their passwords stored in clear-text especially considering they were hacked once before.It appears to not only have been discovered once the stolen details were leaked online, but even details of users who believed they deleted their accounts have been stolen again.It is also unclear who perpetrated the hack.An investigation by Britain's, channel 4 News revealed, thursday that.9 million of Adult Friend Finder's 64 million users (more than both m and eHarmony) had their information stolen and leaked to a hacker forum.This is not the first time Adult Friend Network has been hacked.The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether theyre gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs.It bills itself as a thriving sex community, and as a result users often share sensitive sexual information when they sign.But by that time Id already given my information.
The leaked database also included the details of what appear to be almost 16m deleted accounts, according to Leaked Source.
Technology, World, by, geoff White, hackers have struck one of the worlds largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web.