412 million users of adult site affected by hacking

 
412 million users of adult site affected by hacking
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The world's largest dating site for sex has been subjected to a massive hacking attack, where hackers have stolen e-mail addresses, passwords and other details, in addition to chat logs.

When hackers last year broke through the firewall of one of America's best known dating sites for married people, Ashley Madison, 36 million members realized that they were no longer as anonymous as they had hoped.

Now hackers have hit another dating site, and personal information from more than ten times as many users is in the wrong hands.

AdultFriendFinder is, as the name implies, a site for adults looking for "friends" or "girlfriends" where romance must yield to sex. It is currently the world's largest sex dating site, with members world wide.

Forbes reports that 340 million members have been caught with their pants down by hackers. In addition, user records of other FriendFinder Networks were hit, which raises the total number to more than 412 million affected users.

The problem is that a lot of user data was stored as plain text, which means that e-mail addresses, passwords and other details are completely exposed. According to Forbes, one is not even safe even if the membership was terminated a good while ago. The former account is namely still listed among the active.

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