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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.Included in the leak were 96 million Hotmail accounts, 78,301 US military email accounts, and 5,650 US government accounts.This time, email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses, and site membership status were revealed, reports The Guardian, citing data breach monitoring service Leaked Source.Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.Over 5 million email addresses were stolen in the breach, as well as the date of the last visit to the site from each user.Adult Friend Finder describes itself as “one of the world's largest sex hook-up” sites. The hack is much bigger than the one on cheating site Ashley Madison, which released the emails of 37 million of its users.
Anyone who has signed up on the site in the last 20 years could be at risk, and should take proper measures to change their passwords and contact the company.
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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.
"It’s clear the company has majorly flawed security postures, and given the sensitivity of the data the company holds this cannot be tolerated.