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ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.The scale of the hack, which was first reported last month, has only now been revealed by stunned data experts who said it is "the largest breach we have ever seen".CSOonline reported that someone had posted screenshots on Twitter showing a local file inclusion vulnerability in Adult Friend Finder.Those types of vulnerabilities allow an attacker to supply input to a web application, which in the worst scenario can allow code to run on the web server, according to a OWASP, The Open Web Application Security Project.Leaked Source provided samples of data to journalists where those sites were mentioned.But the leaked data could encompass many more sites, as Friend Finder Networks runs as many as 40,000 websites, a Leaked Source representative says over instant messaging.Over 7 million accounts on adult site were also released.The scale of the supposed breach is far greater than the 2015 hack of cheating site Ashley Madison, which saw 35 million members publicly exposed.
Sister porn sites Penthouse, Stripshow and i Cams have also been skimmed of user data in what cyber security specialists have said is a hack that "raises serious alarm bells".
The alleged leak is likely to cause panic among users who created accounts on Friend Finder Network properties, which primarily are adult-themed dating/fling websites, and those run by subsidiary Steamray Inc., which specializes in nude model webcam streaming.
It could also be particularly worrisome because Leaked Source says the accounts date back 20 years, a time in the early commercial web when users were less worried about privacy issues.
It also would be the second one to affect Friend Finder Networks in as many years.
In May 2015 it was revealed that 3.9 million Adult Friend Finder accounts had been stolen by a hacker nicknamed ROR[RG] (see Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets).
"We didn't split any data ourselves, that's how it came to us," the Leaked Source representative writes.