first reported the discovery of a serious security issue with FFN then revealed the beginning of this massive database catastrophe.In October, a researcher who went by the names "1x0123" and "Revolver" posted screenshots on Twitter showing what's known as a Local File Inclusion vulnerability on Adult Friend Finder.Suffice to say, federal employees are in the category of pervs who need to make sure they aren't reusing any of those bad passwords on other accounts.As we discovered by files exposed in the Ashley Madison breach, Friend Finder wasn't removing profiles that users believed to have been closed or removed.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.Like all sectors -- government, retail, finance and healthcare -- the adult and porn businesses are feeling the consequences of not making security a priority, in the worst possible ways. Take for example this week's breach-bloodbath, in which Friend Finder Networks (FFN) lost their Sourcefire code to criminal hackers and put their users in serious risk.
In that instance, Tek Security had discovered the files on a darknet forum, and noted that AFF hadn't reported the breach.Leaked Source said "this data set will not be searchable by the general public on our main page temporarily for the time being."But as infosec blog put it, "The point is, these records exist in multiple places online.They're being sold or shared with anyone who might have an interest in them."That's more users than Twitter and a third of Facebook's global membership. F., we are committed to setting up people in their late twenties to mid-forties with fun friendships that are easy to maintain. (Answering any earlier than 10 you like brunch, but are you just going to order a dry English muffin and a black coffee like a weirdo?But, once you're no longer swimming in a petri dish of emotional desperation and hormones, it can be hard to find new people you actually want to spend time with. No one has time for your housewarming parties or improv shows.—Speaking of parties, do you like to have a big blowout birthday bash, or is a moderately sized family-style-Chinese-dinner thing good? —Back to housewarmings: How many times have you moved in the past five years? —Do you know a good therapist who takes your friend's insurance and is accepting new clients? The Indian place around the corner only has a ten-dollar minimum and delivers until midnight.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.Revolver is known for finding adult website security issues, and they confirmed to that the flaw was being actively exploited.Right away, Leaked Source began to receive files from Friend Finder's databases -- some 100 million records.They wrote about the files saying, "there is a ton of personally identifiable information (PII) sitting in a forum on the Darknet that has been viewed 1,756 times."Driving home the harm to consumers, the post explained, "It is unknown how many times the breached data files have been downloaded.Though the files were stripped of credit card data, it is still relatively easy to connect the dots and identify thousands upon thousands of users who subscribe to this adult site."Security is one area in which adult and porn sites are far behind, and no matter how you feel about sex work and adult entertainment, they are arenas in which strong security should be a priority for all involved.