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According to the complaints filed, the company has a practice of continuing to bill customers even after they have cancelled their service.
Former employees of the company have claimed that this is their standard policy and not the result of errors.
It's not bigger than Yahoo's abysmal security apocalypse, during which we just found out 500 million accounts were compromised in 2014.
Yet FFN's epic catastrophe far exceeds the likes of e Bay (145M), Anthem (80M), Sony (77M), JP Morgan Chase (76M), Target (70M) and Home Depot (56M).
The company also kept logins for a site they don’t even run anymore (Friend Finder sold to Penthouse Global Media in February).
Friend Finder also retained email and passwords for over 15 million people who had deleted their accounts.
Making it worse than a typical security fail is what's in the data.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.” Some of the claims were false extortion attempts, Ballou said, but the company “did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability.” I’ve reached out to Friend Finder and will update this story if I hear back.
Adult Friend Finder (AFF) is an internet-based, adult-oriented social network, online dating service and swinger personals community website, founded by Andrew Conru in 1996.
In 2007 AFF was one of the 100 most popular sites in the United States Days after the site went live, Conru found that people were posting naked pictures of themselves and seeking partners for adult-oriented activities.
The breach included 300 million Adult Friend Finder user accounts, including account data for 15 million accounts that had supposedly been "deleted".
The passwords had not been encrypted at all, or encrypted with the obsolete and insecure SHA-1.