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Out of the 412 million accounts compromised, 78 thousand accounts used military e-mails and 5.6 thousand US Government email addresses were also discovered.
Over 99% of account passwords were leaked and large amounts of confidential data such as sexual preferences and marital status were also compromised.
The truth is, hackers can use collision to forge a digital signature and access a user’s account. In fact, there are free resources online that allow you to decrypt SHA-1 Hash.
Hundreds of millions of Adult Friend Finder (AFF) accounts appear to have been exposed once again.
A database of usernames, emails, and passwords of footloose and fancy free members, along with those from associated websites, has leaked and surfaced online.
The breach has not been confirmed by the site’s parent company Friend Finder Networks, which is reportedly looking into claims of yet ahother hack.
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.
That security analyst, known as Revolver, denied any participation in the hack. Hackers can use this collision exploit to their advantage.The apparent breach took place in October 2016, and included historical data for the past 20 years on six Friend Finder Networks (FFN) properties: Adultfriendfinder.com, Cams.com, Penthouse.com, i Cams.com, and an unknown domain, according to web security firm High-Tech Bridge.Leaked Source has not made the database searchable but has published a breakdown of password frequencies and samples of file schemas from the leaked database to substantiate its claims, which remain unconfirmed but are nonetheless being taken seriously by security firms.
Certificate management firm Venafi claimed that private information such as passwords appeared to have been protected using only the obsolete SHA-1 hashing algorithm.Last month a hacker known as Revolver or 1x0123 claimed he had gained access to the site’s backend servers through a Local File Inclusion hack before posting two screenshots purporting to show compromised data to his Twitter feed.The latest breach follows a high profile hack in May 2015 that led to the leaking of 4 million records.Peter Martin, managing director at cyber security specialist Reliance ACSN, added: “This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years, which raises serious alarm bells.