Another day another massive data available for sale online — This time, it’s from Fling Adult dating site.
Fling.com (NSFW), an adult social network has apparently been hacked and as a result login credentials of 40,769,652 registered users have been stolen and available for sale on the Dark Web by a hacker calling himself by a vicious hacker known as “Peace of mind.”
An ad appeared on Dark Web marketplace recently and the hacker is demanding roughly around 0.6450 Bitcoin. The data was earlier sold for 0.8888 Bitcoin, or $400. The data was attached to a folder including details such as email address, usernames, date of birth, previously used IP address and account password in a clear-text form.
The news has been verified by Fling as they confirmed the data being authentic but they added that this is the result of a five-year-old data breach that transpired in 2011. Joseph Cox of Vice confirmed the authenticity of only 61 emails of the 101 addresses involved in the sample data delivered by the hacker. It is alleged that some of the accounts appeared visible to the site admins because of them having the “admin_disabled” flag turned off.
Hacker seems like a pro with a history behind:
Only the previous month a hacker called “Peace_of_mind” was selling off personal details for 3.8 million users registered on the Naughty America adult network. On the same marketplace, the same hacker was selling “The Linux Mint Forum Database” last February, co-incidence, I THINK NOT. Many doubted that he is the man behind the notorious Linux Mint forum hack, or that he aided someone for the hack by tipping off some of the details for the Linux Mint ISOs.
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This isn’t the first time when users of an adult dating network were deprived of their privacy, similar issue took place at the BeautifulPeople portal last week, Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison the previous year, it is becoming riskier and murkier to share your private details online on a dating site as they look so vulnerable right now.