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K.’s The Telegraph reports that the email addresses and passwords of 412 million accounts have been leaked.However, it is thought the details found from the Adult Friend Finder hack are less useful to criminal gangs.The major leak was first reported in October when a Tweet from notorious hacker 1x-0123, who is also known as Revolver, posted a screenshot claiming to show the site's internal data.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Over 412 million accounts -- including 16 million "deleted" accounts -- were leaked from FFN sites, including Adult Friend Finder.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com, Cams.com, and i Although the size of the breach is far greater, the nature of the data is less intimate than the previous FFN breach.This time, email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses, and site membership status were revealed, reports The Guardian, citing data breach monitoring service Leaked Source.Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.Wait for a raft of class-action lawsuits." Last July, another pornography and adult hook-up site, Ashley Madison, suffered a doxing attack that exposed 37 million users accounts. Sjouerman says that when Know Be4 sent its customers fake phishing emails with lures related to the Ashley Madison breach, 4% of users clicked. Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events.For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article.According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.