Dating Site Hit By Massive Hack With 400 Million Users Exposed

20 years of customer data is out in the open.

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Dating website Adult Friend Finder has been hit with a massive security breach, exposing the details of nearly 400 million user accounts.

According to LeadkedSource, 20 years of customer data was taken from sites across the Friend Finder Network in October of this year.

The sites affected are Adultfriendfinder.com, Cams.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com, iCams.com and an unknown domain. In total there are said to be 412,214,295 users with their info out in the wild.

This is reportedly the largest single data breach since 360 million MySpace account details were swiped in May.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Friend Finder said that it had launched an investigation after “receiving 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,” the statement adds.

Penthouse Global Media’s Kelly Holland said of the attack: “We are waiting on FriendFinder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data.”

This isn’t the first time an adult dating site has been hit by a major hack. Adultery service Ashley Madison saw 36 million people’s account info swiped in 2015.

When measured next to the Friend Finder Network, though, this is just a drop in the ocean.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn