Adult friend finder hacked accounts
Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.This time, email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses, and site membership status were revealed, reports The Guardian, citing data breach monitoring service Leaked Source.Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.Friend Finder Networks is an adult dating and pornography site and has been attacked before in the past.The breach released more than 20 years of confidential data and accessed five other branch companies.
Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.Local File Inclusion(LFI) was the type of attack that breached A. This attack is where the hacker is attempting to gain access to the server by including a malicious file in a vulnerability found when a multimedia file upload is incorrectly configured by the server. and their sister sites, 99 percent of the server database containing usernames, passwords, and emails were cracked as Friend Finder Network(FFN) stored sensitive information in plain text and used an outdated security algorithm known as Secure Hash Algorithm with pepper (SHA-1) .This type of attack would allow the hacker to view local files stored on the server. SHA-1 is a hash function algorithm that encrypts and hides files and data.Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.
According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).
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