The apparent breach took place in October 2016, and included historical data for the past 20 years on six Friend Finder Networks (FFN) properties: Adultfriendfinder.com, Cams.com, Penthouse.com,
i Cams.com, and an unknown domain, according to web security firm High-Tech Bridge.
The passwords were either stored as plain text or encrypted using the obsolete and insecure SHA-1 cipher.
Hundreds of millions of Adult Friend Finder (AFF) accounts appear to have been exposed once again.
Security experts criticised that site for not doing enough to prevent a repeat breach.
David Kennerley, director of threat research at security software firm Webroot, commented: “This attack on Adult Friend Finder is extremely similar to the breach it suffered last year….
even details of users who believed they deleted their accounts have been stolen again.
It was just a matter of time, until a huge security breach happened.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.Peter Martin, managing director at cyber security specialist Reliance ACSN, added: “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.” Download this white paper to learn the 8 ways by which legacy ERP systems hold back your business and how “version-less” cloud ERP can help eliminate costly upgrades, reduce IT infrastructure management, and drive value with rapid implementation.The company had also indicated that it lacked existing cash or cash from operations to repay a .5 million debt that was due July 31.It has cautioned that, unless it can repay or restructure its obligation, it will face “a material deficiency in our short term liquidity.” With these shortfalls in mind, the company again announced an intention to make an initial public offering of stock, representing a 49% stake in the company, with plans to use the proceeds to pay down its debt and become listed on the New York Stock Exchange.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.A database of usernames, emails, and passwords of footloose and fancy free members, along with those from associated websites, has leaked and surfaced online.The breach has not been confirmed by the site’s parent company Friend Finder Networks, which is reportedly looking into claims of yet ahother hack.