He tracked down some of the address owners and said about a dozen had said the details were real. Leaked Source, which reported the latest breachsaid it was the biggest data leak it had ever seen.
AFF's parent company owns explicit webcam sites, whose s are also believed to have been stolen. He added that in some cases s would have been xdulte by other people using someone else's address without their consent. History[ edit ] InAndrew Conru created the first online dating site,[ citation needed ] WebPersonals.
These employees have stated that the majority of customers do not notice the charges for many months. After selling that site inhe launched FriendFinder.
Adult Zdulte has an affiliate program, whereby webmasters are compensated for referring users to the site. Including Friend Finder Networks' other explicit sites, the entire breach is said to include information about million s. As a result, Conru started Adult FriendFinder, which he described as "a release valve".
The leak is said to cover 20 years of -ins, including deleted s. Another said he 'wasn't surprised' by the breach. The passwords had not been encrypted at all, or even hashed with adultw obsolete and insecure SHA-1 hashing algorithm.
The breach included million Adult FriendFinder user s, including data for 15 million s that had supposedly been "deleted". But it said there adulte also 5, government addresses - finser. Former employees of the company have claimed that this is their standard policy and not the result of errors.
It is second in size only to Yahoo, which revealed in September that data about some million users had been stolen by "state sponsored" hackers. But he added that the nature of AFF's explicit images and messages could still cause problems.
It said it had already fixed a vulnerability but would not confirm there had been a breach. A representative of the agency stated that it was "always great to combine a very sexy high octane record with a very sexy brand.
Leaked Source provides a free service that tells visitors if ffinder addresses have been compromised, but charges them to find out what associated data has been leaked. The firm said "after much internal deliberation" it would not make the Friend Finder Network s searchable "for the time being".
The site's operator has begun an investigation.