It would also mark the second such incident at the company in two years.Friend Finder Networks did not confirm or deny the breach when reached by The Washington Post.The previous Friend Finder Network breach came to light in May 2015 and affected 3.5 million accounts.
“It’s clear that the organisation has failed to learn from its past mistakes and the result is 412 million victims that will be prime targets for blackmail, phishing attacks and other cyber fraud,” he added.
But the company said in a statement that it had “received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources” and was investigating.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.” the statement said.
A hack against popular adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Networks exposed data related to more than 412 million user accounts, according to a report from breach notification site Leaked Source.
If the report is correct, that would make the breach one of the largest on record in terms of the number of accounts affected.