Peter Martin, managing director at cyber security specialist Reliance ACSN, added: “This breach on Adult Friend Finder is the second in as many years, which raises serious alarm bells.
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Security experts criticised that site for not doing enough to prevent a repeat breach.
David Kennerley, director of threat research at security software firm Webroot, commented: “This attack on Adult Friend Finder is extremely similar to the breach it suffered last year….
On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of over 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, had been breached and leaked from several Friend Finder Networks websites.
The breach included account data from Adult Friend Finder (which constituted over 339 million accounts), Cams.com, and Penthouse, including accounts that had supposedly been deleted.
Shashoua also said credit card companies had refused to process transactions for the company's Internet businesses.
The passwords were either stored as plain text or encrypted using the obsolete and insecure SHA-1 cipher.
Hundreds of millions of Adult Friend Finder (AFF) accounts appear to have been exposed once again.
The company primarily deals in adult entertainment, online dating, and social networking services.
Its flagship online dating services include Friend Finder and its various spin-off services (such as Adult Friend Finder, and other dating services targeting various territories and niche categories, such as the South America-focused Amigos.com, and Christian dating website Big Church), as well as niche websites for alternative lifestyles, and adult webcam websites.