Hack passwords a dating site

20 May

As the Yahoo hack demonstrated, you might well have already had your data stolen on any of the services that you use, and not know about it.

So it’s worth proceeding as if that’s the case – regularly changing passwords, using two-factor authentication, and making sure that you don’t use the same password across different accounts.

"Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.

Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible.

Here’s what to do if you think you might be one of them – and even if you don’t. Yahoo has said that people who are affected will have been notified – but there’s no guarantee that you will have heard yet, and Yahoo might not even be able to get hold of you if your account is especially old.

Given that 500 million accounts have been compromised, the chance of actually knowing and hearing from Yahoo or anyone else is very low, and the chance of being caught up in it is high.

User data from its property Cam.com, "one of the largest providers of live model webcams in the world," was also included in the hack.

By comparison, the Ashley Madison hack that took place in July 2015 revealed 32 million accounts, although that attack was also accompanied by a more aggressive extortion campaign.According toa security researcher going by the name Revolver uncovered Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities on the site in October.Shortly thereafter, Friend Finder Network's vice president, and senior counsel of corporate compliance & litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou provided with a statement: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." This isn’t the first time Adult Friend Finder has run into trouble: in May 2015, 3.5 million user accounts were exposed in another hack.In addition to Adultfriendfinder.com, user information from sites like and was also dumped online.The California-based Friend Finder Networks, Adult Friend Finder's parent company, claims that 700 million people engage with at least one of their sites.