The user details of more than 412 million accounts have been exposed in a data breach at Friend Finder Networks, confirming poor password practices, according to breach notification site Leaked Source.
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The site boasts 63 million users worldwide and claims more than 7 million British members.
If you input his name into the Google search engine you should be able to see what social media belongs to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.However, if he is using a fake name, you may not be able to see any information about what social media he belongs to, unless, by chance, you happen to know what his social media alias is.Although most passwords were hashed with SHA-1, this can be easily cracked.According to Leaked Source, 103,070,536 Adult Friend Finder passwords were stored in plain text, while 232,137,460 were hashed with SHA-1, but the site estimated that 99.3% of all passwords from this website had been cracked.Friend Finder Networks has neither confirmed nor denied the breach, but in a statement said it had received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation,” said Diana Ballou, Friend Finder senior counsel, in a statement.The compromised data reportedly includes usernames, account passwords, email addresses and the date of a user’s last visit, but does not include sexual preference data according to ZDNet, as was the case in May 2015 when more than 3.5 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were exposed in a breach.Leaked Source claims a total of 412,214,295 accounts are affected by a breach that took place in October, and while this is less than the 500 million accounts affected in the 2014 breach at Yahoo, it is the largest breach of 2016 so far.Download this e-guide and discover how to identify and address overlooked web security vulnerabilities as well as why you should look at the full security development lifecycle to reduce web threats.Nearly 340 million compromised accounts belong to the company’s Adult Friend Finder swinger community site, while the rest belong to live sex chat site (63,000), i (1.1 million), and others.The emails registered on the sites include 5,650 from domains and 78,301 from domains, but the most common domain is Hotmail.com, followed by and