Today, The Verge is reporting that another hack of Adult Friend Finder and several related websites resulted in over 400 million accounts having been exposed. Information stolen includes e-mail and IP addresses and account passwords, but unlike a previous hack, this one apparently doesn’t include information on sexual preferences. The Verge reports that the websites stored user data in plain text or encrypted with outdated algorithms.
Anyone who ever had an account at AFF or Friend Finder Network should immediately change any similar passwords that were used elsewhere. (This breach is a great example of why people should never re-use the same password at multiple websites.) Users may also wish to check their e-mail accounts for possible breaches using the free service at https://haveibeenpwned.com/