Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly

News by Greg Masters

Subscribers to the hookup site Adult Friend Finder received notification of a massive hack, but only if they logged in.

Subscribers to the hookup site Adult Friend Finder received notification of a massive hack, but only if they logged in, according to ZDNet.

A week after the breach, which exposed the personal data of 412 million accounts, Friend Finder Networks, the company behind the site as well as several other adult sites, began sending out notices via a message to inboxes within the site.

"We recently learned of a security incident that compromised certain customer usernames, passwords, and email addresses," the message stated. "Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to investigate the situation and retained external partners to support our investigation."

While the company alerted active users via its internal message and issued a press release last Monday urging members to change their password while stating it is "in the process of notifying affected users," there are still millions of past users who have not yet been contacted. The breach is said to include more than 15 million accounts that had been deleted and more than 200 million accounts which have been inactive since 2010.
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