AdultFriendFinder has been hacked twice in the past 18 months, but the latest hack looks to be more serious than the previous one. LeakedSource, a data leak information site confirmed over the weekend that the latest breach could affect around 340 million users on AdultFriendFinder.
The hacked site is described as one of the largest dating, chat, and sex hook-up adult friends’ sites. Information stolen from the website is believed to date back from 1996, these include account passwords, usernames, email addresses and the date that the site was last visited by each user.
It is clear that the dating site failed to wipe the details of former users from its database after accounts were closed, which is a huge violation. Closed sites that were associated with FriendFinder were also compromised with more than 70 million accounts affected. These include, Stripshow.com, Cams.com and Penthouse.com
An investigation was launched after FriendFinder was warned about potential security vulnerabilities from different sources as stated by Diana Ballou, the VP and senior counsel of FriendFinder. People have been advised to change their passwords and the passwords of other services with a similar password.