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Some of the claims were actually extortion attempts.But the company fixed a code injection flaw that could have enabled access to source code, Friend Finder Networks told the publication.At the time, FFN Vice President Diana Lunn Ballou released a statement saying: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." In May last year 3.5 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were exposed in another hack.Peter Martin, Managing Director at IT security firm Reliance ACSN said: "This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years which raises serious alarm bells.It is the second major leak of private user information in less than two years - and it even contains details of DELETED accounts over the seedy service's 20 year history, Leaked Source has claimed.Sister porn sites Penthouse, Stripshow and i Cams have also been skimmed of user data in what cyber security specialists have said is a hack that "raises serious alarm bells".
"Their [Friend Finder Networks'] infrastructure is two decades old and slightly confusing." Many of the passwords were simply in plaintext, Leaked Source writes in a blog post.
"It’s clear the company has majorly flawed security postures, and given the sensitivity of the data the company holds this cannot be tolerated.
A group that collects stolen data claims to have obtained 412 million accounts belonging to Friend Finder Networks, the California-based company that runs thousands of adult-themed sites in what it described as a "thriving sex community." See Also: Live Webinar | Empowering Your Human Firewall: The Art and Science of Secure Behavior Leaked Source.com, a service that obtains data leaks through shady underground circles, believes the data is legitimate.
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).
Others had been hashed, the process by which a plaintext password is processed by an algorithm to generate a cryptographic representation, which is safer to store.