Adobe, as Krebs reminds us, found it necessary to alert only 38 million active users, though the number of stolen emails and passwords reached the lofty heights of 150 million records.
More relevant than arguments about data-set size is the fact that Cupid Media claims to have learned from the breach and is now seeing the light as far as encryption, hashing and salting goes, as Bolton told Krebs: Subsequently to the events of January we hired external consultants and implemented a range of security improvements which include hashing and salting of our passwords.
Friend Finder Networks, the company behind adult dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hit with a massive hack — exposing more than 400 million user accounts.
The news comes via Leaked Source, a site that monitors data breaches, which has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts.
The 412 million accounts go back 20 years, it says, and the lion's share comes from Adult Friend Finder — almost 340 million.
Cupid Media subsequently confirmed that the stolen data appears to be related to a breach that occurred in January 2013.
Passwords were encrypted, but insecurely, and Leaked Source says it has managed to crack 99% of them.
It's not clear who was behind the attack, though Leaked Source says it occurred in October 2016.
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