Adult FriendFinder hit with one of the biggest data breaches ever, report says

“A hack against popular adult dating and entertainment company FriendFinder Networks exposed data related to more than 412 million user accounts, according to a report from breach notification site LeakedSource.

If the report is correct, that would make the breach one of the largest on record in terms of the number of accounts affected. It also would mark the second such incident at the company in two years.

FriendFinder Networks did not confirm or deny the breach when reached by The Washington Post. But the company said in a statement that it had “received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources” and that it is investigating. “Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation,” the statement said.”

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Author: Andrea Peterson