FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Accounts

“FriendFinder Networks is a company in the adult entertainment, social networking, and online dating space. Several databases from FriendFinder Networks web sites with more than 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, have been breached and leaked.

November reports of this data breach on The Verge, LeakedSource and TechCrunch, to name a few, describe it as of one of the largest security breaches of 2016, and possibly the largest breach to date, surpassing the breach of approximately 360 million Myspace usernames, passwords and e-mail addresses reported earlier this year.

This would be the second time FriendFinder has been breached in two years. Unlike the 2015 data breach of FriendFinder that allegedly included sexual preference data, this most recent breach is only reported to include account usernames, e-mails, passwords, IP addresses and web browser information.”

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Author: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP