OVER 400 million people, including an estimated eight million Britons, have allegedly had their personal data compromised in what is thought to be the biggest breach of data in history.
Subscribers to the Friend Finder Networks, which include the planet’s most popular adult dating and swingers websites, have had their personal details stolen by hackers.
The violation was reported by monitoring company LeakedSource, and includes members’ emails, passwords, dates of visits, browser information, IP addresses and membership statuses.
The network also includes sex camera site Cams.com, which has over 62 million registered accounts, plus popular adult sites Penthouse.com and Stripshow.com.
This latest embarrassment for the company is even bigger than the 2013 breach of 359 million MySpace users’ details, and follows the May 2015 leak of almost four million users’ details, including their login details, emails, dates of birth, postcodes, sexual preferences and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.
Director of threat research at Webroot, David Kennerly, told The Guardian: “This attack on AdultFriendFinder is extremely similar to the breach it suffered last year. It appears to not only have been discovered once the stolen details were leaked online, but even details of users who believed they deleted their accounts have been stolen again. It’s clear that the organisation has failed to learn from its past mistakes and the result is 412 million victims that will be prime targets for blackmail, phishing attacks and other cyber fraud.”