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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).
They wrote about the files saying, "there is a ton of personally identifiable information (PII) sitting in a forum on the Darknet that has been viewed 1,756 times."Driving home the harm to consumers, the post explained, "It is unknown how many times the breached data files have been downloaded.
Though the files were stripped of credit card data, it is still relatively easy to connect the dots and identify thousands upon thousands of users who subscribe to this adult site."Security is one area in which adult and porn sites are far behind, and no matter how you feel about sex work and adult entertainment, they are arenas in which strong security should be a priority for all involved.
Like all sectors -- government, retail, finance and healthcare -- the adult and porn businesses are feeling the consequences of not making security a priority, in the worst possible ways. Take for example this week's breach-bloodbath, in which Friend Finder Networks (FFN) lost their Sourcefire code to criminal hackers and put their users in serious risk.
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.
Right now, generally the adult sites that have better security are indies outside the mainstream industry, like queer porn sites and sex culture blogs (like mine).
Hopefully we don't need to have another OPM-of-adult security tragedy, like the Friend Finder debacle, to see the leading porn sites with the majority of users get up to speed in the fight against hack attacks.
The snatched records contain usernames, email addresses and passwords -- nearly all of which are visible in plain text.
Revolver is known for finding adult website security issues, and they confirmed to that the flaw was being actively exploited.
Right away, Leaked Source began to receive files from Friend Finder's databases -- some 100 million records.
Right now, giants like Pornhub and Brazzers don't have https.
Encouraging adult sites to make small changes for better security, from hookup networks such as Friend Finder to porn tube sites, is a larger undertaking than you'd think.
The compromised information included sexual preferences and personal details, whether they are gay or straight, and whether they are seeking extramarital affairs, along with email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postcodes and the unique internet addresses of users' computers.