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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.
Friend Finder Networks (formerly Various, Inc.) is an American internet company founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru.
Its corporate headquarters are located in Boca Raton, Florida, with additional offices in California, New York, and Taiwan.
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.
According toa security researcher going by the name Revolver uncovered Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities on the site in October.
Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.
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Friend Finder was launched in 1996 by Andrew Conru.
After discovering that users had been using the service to seek sexual partners, he launched Adult Friend Finder as a spin-off, followed later by other spin-offs dealing with different regions and niches.
The company primarily deals in adult entertainment, online dating, and social networking services.