Hacked adult dating site logins and passwords
Friend Finder also stored email and passwords of more than 15 million Adult Friend Finder users who believed they had deleted their accounts.
Friend Finder Networks said it would not speculate on the scope of the breach.According to Leaked Source, the Friends Finder Network apparently stored its users' passwords in plain visible format or hashed them using the weak SHA1 algorithm."Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination and furthermore, the hashed passwords seem to have been changed to all lowercase before store which made them far easier to attack but means the credentials will be slightly less useful for malicious hackers to abuse in the real world," Leaked Source said.The company stored logins for despite the fact that Friend Finder sold the site to Penthouse Global Media in February.Hackers reportedly broke into Friend Finder's network by exploiting a Local File Inclusion vulnerability on the site.Although Friend Finder Networks did confirm the site's security vulnerability to ZDNet, it did not explicitly confirm the intrusion."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources," Friend Finder Networks vice president and senior counsel Diana Ballou told ZDNet in an email.
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However, on secure sites they may also be used alongside other methods of identification such as a separate PIN and/or memorable information.