#CyberHeadlines: FriendFinder Breach

#CyberHeadlines: FriendFinder Breach

FriendFinder Hacked Again

Last week, FriendFinder experienced the biggest hack of 2016 with over 412 million accounts being compromised, according to Leaked Source. FriendFinder Networks runs AdultFriendFinder.com, cams.com, icams.com, stripshow.com and used to run penthouse.com (thought somehow still had data from penthouse.com members). With such sensitive data to protect, it’s surprising that FriendFinder didn’t learn its lesson after a similar hack to their network, just last year. As it turns out, FriendFinder had their passwords stored in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed. Which, according to Leaked Source, (and as any cybersecurity expert will tell you) “Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.” Many of the leaked account details were 78,301 US military email addresses and 5,650 US government email addresses. According to CNN, the hacker has been identified as 1×0123 and told CNNMoney that they are selling the data online saying “Everything is for sale these days, and I’m hungry.” The data is apparently for sale on several black market websites. FriendFinder has not made a public statement acknowledging the breach.

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