Its easy for those of us who would never consider signing up for a site like AdultFriendFinder to smirk at the users discomfort, but we shouldnt forget that both they and the AdultFriendFinder website itself are drøm kvinne ville ha en lykkelig slutt victims of a criminal act.
"Furthermore, the hashed passwords seem to have been changed to all lowercase before storage which made them far easier to attack but means the credentials will be slightly less useful for malicious hackers to abuse in the real world.".
Just doing a search for AdultFriendFinder online will reveal the truth.
FriendFinder Networks Inc, which owns Adult FriendFinder, offered a statement to Channel 4 News: FriendFinder Networks Inc understands and fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue.We pledge to take the appropriate steps needed to protect our customers if they are affected.Share this article: Join thousands of others and sign up to our free "gchq" newsletter."You dont want to reveal too much information to the wrong people.Okay, lets bite the bullet.Someone who knows what theyre doing, like a cybercriminal, can follow old accounts and find data that users may not want to be public knowledge.Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy.Follow @gcluley, androids faulty factory reset puts your data privacy at risk.If youre a member of AdultFriendFinder I hope you find the statement AdultFriendFinder offered the media reassuring, and that youll sleep peacefully in your bed tonight rather than finding yourself all hot and bothered.
The website's Florida-based parent company, Friend Finder Networks, confirmed their security vulnerabilities.
Of course, you may only want to click on that link if you not worried about a snooping partner or IT team wondering why youre visiting a site affiliated with AdultFriendFinder.
The claim comes after the website spotted a tweet from a man believed to be a notorious hacker, only known as Revolver or 1x0123, who posted a screenshot claiming he was able to break into the site's infrastructure.
Twitter 2, revolver showing how he 'hacked' the site.But seeing as links to the database have been shared widely on social networks, its not hard to find them.This site is protected by Incapsula against DDoS attacks and other internet threats.And no, Im not offering links."It's brilliant!" "Three people having fun in an industry often focused on bad news" Winner of the Best Security Podcast 2018.AdultFriendFinder isnt a dating site at all.The hacker then attempted to sell the data on notorious hacking forum Hell, where he listed it for sale for 70 Bitcoins (13,500 at the time)."Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.".