Info Security Buzz: Adult Friend Finder Breached – 400 Million Accounts Leaked

November 16, 2016 — Adult Friend Finder Breached – 400 Million Accounts Leaked

Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at NuData comments on the Adult Friend Finder breach where 400 million accounts were leaked.

Friend Finder Network Inc was hacked in October of 2016 for over 400 million accounts representing 20 years of customer data which makes it by far the largest breach we have ever seen. This event also marks the second time Friend Finder has been breached in two years, the first being around May of 2015. IT security experts from Imperva, Rapid7 and NuData Security commented below.

“It’s apparent that with this massive hack of over 400 million records, combined with the Ashley Madison hack of over 37 million user accounts or the yahoo breach of a half a billion accounts, we really have arrived in the golden age of mass hacking with the intent to embarrass or destroy the credibility of another person, or group of people. This is an incredibly dangerous escalation, that will see even more sensitive data being stolen and opportunistically leaked for political or personal gain. We’ve already seen in the recent US election, a potential for leaks to be used to sway opinion as in the case of the Clinton Wiki-Leaked emails. We could see how leaks can be used as a kind of weaponized information blast to target certain parties, groups or organizations for retribution or political gain.”

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