Adult friend finder hack database
Similarly, personal details could be used in phishing campaigns that use such information as bait to trick people into giving up sensitive data."With this breach of 400 million accounts we should expect a domino effect of smaller data breaches with password reuse and spear-phishing," says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of security firm High-Tech Bridge."General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement will probably help to minimize this type of incident in the future, however it will take some time.
Notably, the database does not include more detailed personal information, but could still be used to confirm whether a person was a user of the service.
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".
It is the second major leak of private user information in less than two years - and it even contains details of DELETED accounts over the seedy service's 20 year history, Leaked Source has claimed.
A major data breach to the "sex and swingers" website Adult Friend Finder could trigger a series of follow-on hacks, security researchers have warned.
Up to 412 million accounts have been compromised, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source, exposing the personal details of the site's users.
Meanwhile, webcam sex site has seen the details of over 62 million accounts released, with similar sites and i each having over a million accounts breached.