It's not bigger than Yahoo's abysmal security apocalypse, during which we just found out 500 million accounts were compromised in 2014.
Yet FFN's epic catastrophe far exceeds the likes of e Bay (145M), Anthem (80M), Sony (77M), JP Morgan Chase (76M), Target (70M) and Home Depot (56M).
We found out this week that "sex and swinger" social network Adult Friend Finder was breached, along with all of its other sites. (FFN) operates Adult Friend Finder.com, webcam sex-work site cams.com, and a few others; a total of six databases were reported in the haul.
The hack and dump performed on FFN has exposed 412,214,295 accounts, according to breach notification site Leaked Source, which disclosed the extent of the privacy disaster on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc.
were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website Leaked
This was the latest incident of many in an ongoing webcam hacking epidemic that continues to plague computer users in a day and age where — according to the Pew Research Center — 78 percent of adults under 30 own a laptop or desktop computer, many of which come equipped with a webcam.If Leaked Source's claims are confirmed, the number of email addresses would account for more than 10 times the number exposed in last year's high-profile hack of infidelity website Ashley Madison. Leaked Source said it was able to view passwords for 99 percent of the credentials. That attack prompted class action lawsuits and an investigation by the U. It said that some 78,301 of the accounts were registered to email addresses, which are used by the U. military, and another 5,650 were addresses used by U. The sex and dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hacked for the second time (that we know of), according to the breach notification website Leaked Source, and the world's truly lousy password habits have again been exposed in the process.The breach reportedly occurred in October, with more than 400 million accounts from over two decades now leaked.Anyone with a computer webcam or smartphone camera runs the risk of being hacked and monitored.