Describing itself as the worlds largest sex and swinger community website, FriendFinder Networks now follows in sex sucht meetings in london the footsteps of the.
I noticed a rather unfortunate trend.
The problem that came to light was that, buried in the data, people were using their work email address to register for Adult Friend Finder.
The really interesting part wasnt so much the tenting of fingers and overly ravenous bystanders but, more so the number of people cringing behind their monitors across the vast expanses of the Internet.Well, I had the opportunity last night to dig through some postings on underground sites about the information from the data breach.So, why is this a problem?Rather amazing that people would do such a thing.According to, leaked Source, the hack against the companys accounts largely consisting of users of the site AdultFriendFinder has resulted in the exposure of personal details of 339m account holders.Personal information, but not very personal.
While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability, said the companys VP and senior counsel, Diana Ballou.
Im not one to pass judgement.Worryingly for users of the affected sites, the use of an older SHA-1 hash encryption means it was possible that 99pc of passwords could be read.Additionally, Adult Friend Finder ranked second in terms of adult dating site or app awareness in the United Kingdom, with 17 percent of surveyed individuals who reported that they knew it at least by name.An IT consultant and Darknet researcher, who prefers to be known as Teksquisite, discovered the files on a forum in April.That was just based on a cursory search.Further to that end, according to the leaked data, government related email addresses showed that staffers from around the world had registered with their work email.Well, an enterprising sort could track a person back through some simple searches.Two decades worth of data, the companys data housekeeping has also been exposed, as among that number are 15m deleted accounts not removed from its databases.Many folks used throwaway email address on Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo to register for their accounts on Adult Friend Finder.
During the survey period, it was found that 15 and 6 percent of responding females and males, respectively, reported that they were current users of Adult Friend Finder.
While the long arm of the law might not be a concern for the attackers who made off with the salacious information, others should have a concern.