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Hackers Get Friendly with FriendFinder Data

By Nextrio on October 13th, 2017 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Hacks are a part of life today, and without a good IT company, you could find your business and your clientele vulnerable. Hackers steal all kinds of personal information, and they do it for many different reasons. In the case of the FriendFinder Networks hack, even the reveal that you have an account on one of these websites can be damaging to your family, career, and overall reputation. This hack affected hundreds of millions of accounts. Although the hackers are to blame for their cyber trespassing, the FriendFinder team could have done many things to lessen the damage or prevent the problem entirely. Continue reading to see how hackers got friendly with FriendFinder data.

FriendFinder Networks

Hacking one website can leak a great deal of data, but hacking a parent network can turn into a criminal’s jackpot. AdultFriendFinder, Stripshow, and Cams.com are all under the FriendFinder Networks umbrella, so they all became vulnerable. These websites involve sexual content, so exposing accounts and their holders can be extremely damaging. More than 300 million of the exposed accounts belong to AdultFriendFinder users, which is especially incriminating because of the website’s tagline as a sex and swinger community.

What They Did Wrong

FriendFinder has upped their cybersecurity measures and personnel, but they may be too late. The way they stored passwords, as well as holding onto passwords from a site they sold, made their users especially vulnerable to the hack. They also kept information from millions of deleted accounts.