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Friend Finder Networks, the company behind adult dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hit with a massive hack — exposing more than 400 million user accounts.
The news comes via Leaked Source, a site that monitors data breaches, which has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts.
The 412 million accounts go back 20 years, it says, and the lion's share comes from Adult Friend Finder — almost 340 million.
It's significantly larger than the hack of extramarital affairs dating website Ashley Madison back in 2015, which saw nearly 40 million user accounts leaked to the world.
Significantly less information about users has been leaked, however — while Ashley Madison included everything from photos and sexual preferences to addresses, the Friend Finder breach is limited to more basic information like email addresses, passwords, and registration dates.
That said, given the nature of the sites affected, it has the potential to be compromising to some users if the data starts circulating widely.
In the aftermath of the Ashley Madison attack, numerous users reported receiving extortion and blackmail attempts.
Passwords were encrypted, but insecurely, and Leaked Source says it has managed to crack 99% of them.
It's not clear who was behind the attack, though Leaked Source says it occurred in October 2016.
Friend Finder Networks did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
But it told ZDNet, which also verified a sample of the data, that "over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation." (It did not directly confirm that user accounts were stolen.) 2016 is shaping up to be a massive year for hacks.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating