A massive data breach of the adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than 412 million accounts, including (and this is really bad) over 15 million “deleted” records that were not purged from the databases.
On top of the AdultFriendFinder records, 62M accounts from Cams, and 7M from Penthouse were stolen, as well as a few million from other smaller properties owned by the company. The data accounts for two decades’ worth of data from the company’s largest sites, according to breach notification LeakedSource, which obtained the data. ZDNet broke the news.
My take on this: “This is criminal negligence, as it’s not the first time. This hack is very similar to the data breach they had last year. Their procedures and policies are severely lacking, even users who believed they deleted their accounts have been stolen again. AdultFriendFinder have failed to learn from their mistakes and now 412 million people are high-value targets for blackmail, phishing attacks and other cybercrime. This is ten times worse than the Ashley Madison hack.