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From The Guardian: "It is also unclear who perpetrated the hack.
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.
In addition to the 16 million "deleted" accounts is the user database, which FFN had access to, despite having sold in February.
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.