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Still, those passwords were hashed using SHA-1, which is considered unsafe.Today's computers can rapidly guess hashes that may match the real passwords.CSOonline reported that the person posted a redacted image of a server and a database schema generated on Sept. In a statement supplied to ZDNet, Friend Finder Networks confirmed that it had received reports of potential security problems and undertook a review.Some of the claims were actually extortion attempts.But the leaked data could encompass many more sites, as Friend Finder Networks runs as many as 40,000 websites, a Leaked Source representative says over instant messaging.One large sample of data provided by Leaked Source at first seemed to not contain current registered users of Adult Friend Finder.Adult dating service company Friend Finder Network has reportedly been hacked, with over 412 million accounts, email addresses, and passwords from their websites made available on criminal marketplaces.
CSOonline reported that someone had posted screenshots on Twitter showing a local file inclusion vulnerability in Adult Friend Finder.Troy Hunt, an Australian data breach expert who runs the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification site, says that at first glance some of the data appears legitimate, but it's still early to make a call. "I'd need to see a complete data set to make an emphatic call on it." If the data is accurate, it would mark one of the largest data breaches of the year behind Yahoo, which in October blamed state-sponsored hackers for compromising at least 500 million accounts in late 2014 (see Massive Yahoo Data Breach Shatters Records).It also would be the second one to affect Friend Finder Networks in as many years.In May 2015 it was revealed that 3.9 million Adult Friend Finder accounts had been stolen by a hacker nicknamed ROR[RG] (see Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets).The alleged leak is likely to cause panic among users who created accounts on Friend Finder Network properties, which primarily are adult-themed dating/fling websites, and those run by subsidiary Steamray Inc., which specializes in nude model webcam streaming.
But the file "seems to contain much more data than one single site," the Leaked Source representative says.