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Friend Finder Networks is an adult dating and pornography site and has been attacked before in the past.
The breach released more than 20 years of confidential data and accessed five other branch companies.
A major data breach to the "sex and swingers" website Adult Friend Finder could trigger a series of follow-on hacks, security researchers have warned.
Up to 412 million accounts have been compromised, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source, exposing the personal details of the site's users.
One security analyst had previously warned the company of a local file inclusion flaw, and following that warning the hackers were able to run malicious software. A collision occurs when two different message inputs, or passwords, generate the same hash.
The information that was stolen in the security breach is primarily user accounts.
Out of the 412 million accounts compromised, 78 thousand accounts used military e-mails and 5.6 thousand US Government email addresses were also discovered.
Over 99% of account passwords were leaked and large amounts of confidential data such as sexual preferences and marital status were also compromised.
This stolen information has in large part been posted to various places across the internet making the information easily accessible to malicious opportunists and to the general public. This attack is very common and there are straightforward ways to prevent these attacks.
Data reportedly breached in the latest hack includes email addresses, passwords, IP addresses and site membership status.