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According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult Friend Finder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.Included in the leak were 96 million Hotmail accounts, 78,301 US military email accounts, and 5,650 US government accounts.
The leaked information included credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, birth dates, physical addresses and personal — you know — preferences.
When signing up for an account, customers must enter their gender, which gender they're interested in hooking up with and what kind of sexual situations they desire.
Suggestions Adult Friendfinder provides for the "tell others about yourself" field include, "I like my partners to tell me what to do in the bedroom," "I tend to be kinky" and "I'm willing to try some light bondage or blindfolds." The hack, which took place in March, was first uncovered by independent IT security consultant Bev Robb on her blog Teksecurity a month ago. It wasn't until this week, when England's Channel 4 News reported on the hack, that Adult Friend Finder was named as the victim.
However, much the same way metadata collection provides insight to the NSA, this type of information provides attackers with plenty of leverage that can be used against the public.
Spear phishing becomes a lot easier when attackers not only have an email address, but also location, language, and race.
What's often not highlighted in these cases is the monetary value of such a breach.