Adult friend finder hack database
Peter Martin, Managing Director at IT security firm Reliance ACSN said: "This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years which raises serious alarm bells.
"It’s clear the company has majorly flawed security postures, and given the sensitivity of the data the company holds this cannot be tolerated.
In total nearly 340 million users accounts on "the world's largest sex and swinger community" are said to have been exposed.Keep this in mind and it will prevent many bad things from happening online."Other experts have criticized the way the personal data was stored, particularly with regards to the importance of password security."Storage of clear-text passwords is inexcusable in today's world," says Mike Raggo, chief research scientist at social media security firm Zero Fox.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.According toa security researcher going by the name Revolver uncovered Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities on the site in October.
Shortly thereafter, Friend Finder Network's vice president, and senior counsel of corporate compliance & litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou provided with a statement: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." This isn’t the first time Adult Friend Finder has run into trouble: in May 2015, 3.5 million user accounts were exposed in another hack.
The hack also revealed that the company had kept information on 15 million accounts that users had deleted, as well as information on users for assets it no longer owned, such as Penthouse.