Researchers found that the hacked Instagram accounts had sexual images, different profile biography, image and name, and new photos uploaded.Photos tell people to visit the link in a person's profile which is a shortened URL to a website.ZDNet verified the portion of data by contacting some of the users who were found in the breach.
When asked, Revolver denied he was behind the data breach, and instead blamed users of an underground Russian hacking site.
The attack on Friend Finder Networks is the second in as many years.
(We have more on how we verify breaches here.)When reached, Friend Finder Networks confirmed the site vulnerability, but would not outright confirm the breach."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation," said Diana Ballou, vice president and senior counsel, in an email on Friday."While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability," she said."Friend Finder takes the security of its customer information seriously and will provide further updates as our investigation continues," she added.
The attackers change the Instagram account's passwords.
Symantec notes that accounts remain in the same state even after months, indicating that owners may have created new accounts since.
Holland confirmed that the site "does not collect data regarding our members' sexual preferences."Leaked Source said breaking with usual tradition because of the kind of breach, it will not make the data searchable.
The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse).
The unwitting people have been grouped into smarmy categories, such as 'Smug Women' and 'Climber Men', on the site - which is apparently an art project to highlight the dangers of social networking sites.
The database can be searched by nationality, gender or by character.
A massive data breach targeting adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than 412 million accounts.