Account details were reportedly stored in plaintext

Account details were reportedly stored in plaintext

FriendFinder Networks, which hookup clubs Denver operates sites including Adult FriendFinder, Cams and MillionaireMate, has been hit with a massive hack, according to breach tracking site Leaked Source.

While the most common accounts included in the data dump were from adultfriendfinder and cams, with more than 339 million and 62 million respectively, there were also more than seven million account credentials from penthouse, a domain which the company sold back in February.

Leaked Source also found more than 15 million emails in the database in the format of "". The site claimed that signing up with an email in this format is impossible, saying that the " suffix was added by FriendFinder Networks.

The scenario is highly reminiscent of the Ashley Madison hack last year

"We've seen this situation many times before and it likely means these were users who tried to delete their account[s]," Leaked Source said. "The data is obviously still kept around because, you know, we're looking at it."

Hook-up and dating site Adult FriendFinder has a serious database vulnerability that could reveal usernames, passwords and other information, it has been claimed

A total of at least 125 million passwords were stored in plaintext. Continue reading "Account details were reportedly stored in plaintext"