Everyone involved believed this was just the beginning of a massive data breach.After their October disclosure got Friend Finder's attention, Revolver tweeted that FFN's security issue was resolved and "no customer information ever left their site" -- which was clearly untrue. Friend Finder Network conceded in a press release that it was "addressing a security incident involving certain customer usernames, passwords and email addresses" on Monday.Making it worse than a typical security fail is what's in the data.The snatched records contain usernames, email addresses and passwords -- nearly all of which are visible in plain text.The compromised information included sexual preferences and personal details, whether they are gay or straight, and whether they are seeking extramarital affairs, along with email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postcodes and the unique internet addresses of users' computers.In that instance, Tek Security had discovered the files on a darknet forum, and noted that AFF hadn't reported the breach.Stolen Friend Finder Networks files show that 78,301 accounts used a email address, 5,650 used a email.reports addresses associated with the British government include seven email addresses, 1,119 from the Ministry of Defence, 12 from Parliament, 54 UK police email addresses, 437 NHS ones and 2,028 from schools.
Combined with Ashley Madison's many deceits, FFN also contributed to the deepening public mistrust about the very sensitive data exchange between adult companies and their consumers.
Forget about sex—we're just talking real, honest-to-goodness, devoted yet totally low-maintenance friendships that you can have for the rest of your life. Notice the drop-down menu doesn't have an option above five, because you're a God-damned grownup who shouldn't be moving mid-lease.—When you _ _move, do you rent a moving truck or expect five of your older, married friends with minivans to haul your Hefty bags of costume jewelry and whimsical throw pillows and then not even order pizza for everyone? And, if you and your new adult friend end up seeing the same therapist, can you be chill about that, or are you going to get all territorial? Either way, would you judge a person who chose to play Mario Maker on a Friday night instead of attending your housewarming party and playing beer pong with a bunch of strangers?
Here's a sampling from our hundred-item questionnaire:—How long can you go without talking to/seeing a friend before you worry that "something's up" or feel compelled to text "are we cool? —If your adult friend , like, "Hey, dude, where'd you go?
It's not bigger than Yahoo's abysmal security apocalypse, during which we just found out 500 million accounts were compromised in 2014.
Yet FFN's epic catastrophe far exceeds the likes of e Bay (145M), Anthem (80M), Sony (77M), JP Morgan Chase (76M), Target (70M) and Home Depot (56M).