Like Ashley Madison, a hookup site for spouses looking to cheat, Adult Friend Finder brands itself as more of a hook up site than a place to meet dates: Its tagline reads: “Hookup, find sex, or meet someone special now.” Hackers also breached the larger Friend Finder network, which includes accounts from Cams.com, i Cams.com, and —now called Play With — as well as and one other unknown domain.
In total, the combined breaches contain 412 million accounts.
It’s the second time Adult Friend Finder was hacked since last year, when the sexual preferences of over 3.5 million accounts, among other details, were made public.
Despite that, the website continued to store 103 million passwords in its databases in plain text, and encrypted the remaining 232 million using SHA1, an outdated hashing algorithm, according to the hacked data.
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