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Adult Sex Site Hacked, 412 Million Accounts Exposed

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A company that describes itself as the “world’s largest sex and swinger community,” had 412 million accounts exposed after hackers infiltrated its online system.

The hack includes 339 million accounts from AdultFriendFinder.com, according to ZDNet. Roughly 15 million old accounts that were discontinued or deleted, but still within the system, were breached as well.

Other websites within the AdultFriendFinder network — Cams.com and Penthouse.com — were also attacked, compromising around 69 million accounts. Millions of other users from two other salacious websites also had their data exposed.

The customer data dates back as far as 20 years, according to LeakedSource.

“Over the past several weeks, FriendFinder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources,” Diana Ballou, vice president and senior counsel of Friend Finder Networks, told ZDNet. “Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.”

The cyber-breach occurred around the same time a security researcher known as “Revolver” identified a flaw that could leave an opening for nefarious cybercriminals to remotely attack the company’s system and web server.

While the source of the attack is not known yet, “Revolver” asserted that it likely came from an underground Russian hacking syndicate.

Countless companies and organizations have been hacked over the past years. (RELATED: 3 Out Of 4 Organizations Hacked Due To Internal Sloppiness)

Hackers stole the personal information of more than 68 million users of Dropbox, a cloud sharing company, in 2012.

Potentially thousands of people’s personal credit card data was stolen by cybercriminals after 20 hotels across the country were unknowingly hacked for months.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), one of the go-to managerial government agencies, was hacked last year. The FBI estimated that around 18 million government employee records were exposed.

Yahoo announced in September that 500 million accounts were hacked in 2014, which topped off a number of other issues the company is still dealing with.

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