More squeaky bum time for those seeking an extra-marital affair or a one night stand after website Adult Friend Finder confirmed that 419 million accounts have been breached, including those from sister sites Cams.com and Penthouse.com.
Usernames, passwords, email addresses and dates of the last visit are all available on the so-called “dark web” and, although the company made no mention of any financial data being stolen, information about if a user bought something or not is visible.
This is the second time in a year that the site – whose strapline includes the phrase “we’ll guarantee you get laid” – has been breached. Last year, around 4 million accounts were compromised, with information such as sexual preferences exposed and if users were looking for “a little action on the side”.
The site claims to have 63 million users globally, with more than 7 million living in the UK.
In a statement, vice president and senior counsel Diana Ballou said: “Over the past several weeks, FriendFinder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources. Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.
“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. FriendFinder takes the security of its customer information seriously and will provide further updates as our investigation continues.”
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