BOCA RATON, FL - Here's another reminder that personal information you put on the internet may not always stay private. The latest breach involves the adult dating company FriendFinder Networks which had more than 412 million user accounts hacked.
300 million of those accounts are from Adult FriendFinder, an online dating service and swinger community website. The hack exposed sensitive information such as usernames, emails, join dates and the date of a user's last visit going back 20 years.
Data from Penthouse.com was also stolen. The hack is reportedly one of the largest data breaches ever.
Last year another online dating service, Ashley Madison, which is marketed to people who are married or already in relationships, was hacked and exposed the data of about 36 million users.
It’s sure to be a nerve racking few days for the members of any of the affected sites.
FriendFinder Networks says it is currently investigating the situation.