Friend Finder Networks- an online adult dating and entertainment company is hacked, exposing the details of more than 412 million accounts, reveals Leaked Source. Friend Finder is the parent company of sites like adult dating and entertainment sites like AdultFriendFinder, Cams.com, Stripshow and Penthouse.
The breach includes nearly 349 million accounts of Adultfriendfinder.com, company that that refers itself as the “world’s largest sex and swinger community.” The others in the list are Cams.com, the website where adults engage into live “sex chat” via web cam (62 million accounts), Penthouse.com which is an adult magazine(7 million accounts) and Stripshow.com (1 million accounts).
The company was hacked through a local file inclusion vulnerability, as reported by a security researcher who goes by Revolver on Twitter. The researcher posted screenshots showing local file inclusion vulnerabilities. This flaw enables the hackers to access all of the network’s sites and remotely include files on server, many a times resulting in the display of the content on screen.
This is the second time Friend Finder Networks has been hacked in two years. In May 2015, more than 3 million Adultfriendfinder accounts were hacked. While a report of ZDNet states that the latest breach does not reveal sensitive details and include information like email address, username, passwords and time of last login, the 2015 hacking had spilled the sexual secrets of the users.
“Over the past several weeks, FriendFinder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources. Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation,” FriendFinder Networks vice president and senior counsel Diana Ballou told ZDNet. “Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.”
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