Cnnmoney has received samples of the stolen data from cybersecurity professionals and the hacker who has claimed responsibility.
The attack, which took place in October, resulted in email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses and site membership status across sites run by Friend Finder Networks being exposed.
How did it the hack happen?
Hashing, which is one-way and cant be reversed, is often confused with encryption (which is two-way and reversible by design but suffice it to say its primary function is to verify that a zoekt vrouw voor sex in utah password entered by a user during log-on is correct.This is not the first time Adult Friend Network has been hacked.That time, the company scrambled to calm down users who were worried that their listed sexual preferences would go public.David Kennerley, director of threat research at Webroot said: This is attack on AdultFriendFinder is extremely similar to the breach it suffered last year.In a statement, the company said it has hired outside investigators to make sure website flaws "are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible.".In September, forum data for 800,000 m porn users came to light in an attack dated to 2012.The hacker told cnnmoney the user data is now being sold online for 4,000.Cnnmoney (New York) First published November 14, 2016: 7:33.Hacker haben nämlich offenbar Daten von 3,9 Millionen Usern der Sex-Kontaktbörse Adult Friend Finder gestohlen und das selbst von Mitgliedern, die ihren Account längst gelöscht hatten.The potential damage could affect 412 million accounts because the company, Friend Finder Networks, has so many different operations.Unlike that incident, the new breach does not contain information on users sexual preferences, according to one website that saw some of the data.Targets arrested in Prague.When hackers exposed the users of cheating website Ashley Madison last year, the information quickly ended up in searchable databases identifying the cheaters."Everything is for sale these days, and I'm hungry the hacker said.While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability.Adult FriendFinder, a dating website that got hacked last year, is investigating claims that millions of customers have had their personal information exposed in a second hack.
Die Hacker hätten auch angekündigt, die Daten via Spam-Mails zu verbreiten.
Ms chief executive, Kelly Holland, told ZDnet : We are aware of the data hack and we are waiting on FriendFinder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data.
The hashed passwords seem to have been altered to be all in lowercase, rather than case specific as entered by the users originally, which makes them easier to break, but possibly less useful for malicious hackers, according to Leaked Source.
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