Newswire: Tell your adult friends: 412 million accounts exposed in Adult Friend Finder hack

Everyone says it’s more difficult to make new friends as an adult, but that’s not exactly the function behind the website AdultFriendFinder.com. If you’re a member, you already know that, and should probably know this: The Washington Post reports that the site has likely been hit with one of the largest data-breach attacks on record, potentially exposing the user information for more than 412 million accounts going back 20 years.

That’s more than 10 times the number of accounts exposed in the Ashley Madison hack last year, which implicated 36 million people in charges of infidelity (or at least attempted infidelity). Like Ashley Madison, users of Adult Friend Finder are seeking connections that are explicitly sexual in nature; unlike Ashley Madison, though, these so-called “friends” aren’t necessarily looking to do it behind their spouse’s back. In fact, for those in the site’s …

Everyone says it’s more difficult to make new friends as an adult, but that’s not exactly the function behind the website AdultFriendFinder.com. If you’re a member, you already know that, and should probably know this: The Washington Post reports that the site has likely been hit with one of the largest data-breach attacks on record, potentially exposing the user information for more than 412 million accounts going back 20 years.

That’s more than 10 times the number of accounts exposed in the Ashley Madison hack last year, which implicated 36 million people in charges of infidelity (or at least attempted infidelity). Like Ashley Madison, users of Adult Friend Finder are seeking connections that are explicitly sexual in nature; unlike Ashley Madison, though, these so-called “friends” aren’t necessarily looking to do it behind their spouse’s back. In fact, for those in the site’s ...