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The major leak was first reported in October when a Tweet from notorious hacker 1x-0123, who is also known as Revolver, posted a screenshot claiming to show the site's internal data.
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ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.
The scale of the hack, which was first reported last month, has only now been revealed by stunned data experts who said it is "the largest breach we have ever seen".
According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).
Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.
Meanwhile, webcam sex site has seen the details of over 62 million accounts released, with similar sites and i each having over a million accounts breached.
Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Over 412 million accounts -- including 16 million "deleted" accounts -- were leaked from FFN sites, including Adult Friend Finder.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com, Cams.com, and i
Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.
"Adult Friend Finder has failed to learn from their mistakes and now 412 million people are high-value targets for blackmail, phishing attacks, and other cybercrime.
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In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.