What happened to adult friend finder
As our understanding of the cyber world evolves, love becomes harder and harder to find.More than ever, people are turning to online dating as their sole source of companionship, feeding their personal information to the websites.Local File Inclusion(LFI) was the type of attack that breached A. This attack is where the hacker is attempting to gain access to the server by including a malicious file in a vulnerability found when a multimedia file upload is incorrectly configured by the server. and their sister sites, 99 percent of the server database containing usernames, passwords, and emails were cracked as Friend Finder Network(FFN) stored sensitive information in plain text and used an outdated security algorithm known as Secure Hash Algorithm with pepper (SHA-1) .This type of attack would allow the hacker to view local files stored on the server.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.Data reportedly breached in the latest hack includes email addresses, passwords, IP addresses and site membership status.
Networks, the parent company of those sites, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the leak of of over 412 million accounts, according to Leaked Source (h/t to CSO).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.Users should keep in mind that everything they post or share online may become public one day.The information that was stolen in the security breach is primarily user accounts.
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.The Adult Friend Finder and other sister companies are a huge target for hackers.Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.” Some of the claims were false extortion attempts, Ballou said, but the company “did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability.” I’ve reached out to Friend Finder and will update this story if I hear back.