"Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to investigate the situation and retained external partners to support our investigation."But Adult Friend Finder was far from proactive about informing its users.
As was discovered in August of 2015, more than 15,000 government and military email addresses were exposed.
Perhaps more than anything else, security experts cite the dangers posed by the exposure of redundant passwords that could offer access to restricted systems and applications.
If Leaked Source's claims are confirmed, the number of email addresses would account for more than 10 times the number exposed in last year's high-profile hack of infidelity website Ashley Madison. Leaked Source said it was able to view passwords for 99 percent of the credentials.
That attack prompted class action lawsuits and an investigation by the U. It said that some 78,301 of the accounts were registered to email addresses, which are used by the U. military, and another 5,650 were addresses used by U.
Adult Friend Finder, a casual dating website with the tagline "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now," has suffered another massive data breach, but this time it is much worse than the last year.
Over 300 Million Adult Friend Finder accounts have reportedly been exposed in a massive data breach that hit adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network.
"Friend Finder takes the security of its customer information seriously and is in the process of notifying affected users to provide them with information and guidance on how they can protect themselves," Friend Finder said in the statement.
"Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible," it said.
(Reuters) - Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc.
were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website Leaked
The company behind Adult Friend has only just begun directly informing its users that their data has been stolen, a week after it publicly admitted that its networks had been compromised.