An adult dating and porn company was hacked in what could be the biggest breach in internet history, a whistleblower said Monday.
The FriendFinder Networks of porn, swinger and casual hookup sites was attacked in October, resulting in the compromise of email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits and membership for 412 million users, according to Leaked Source, which monitors hacking.
It does not appear that any credit cards or checking accounts were breached.
“There’s no evidence of [stolen] financial information or Social Security numbers that we know of yet,” a Leaked Source official told The Post on Monday. “It’s strictly emails, user names, passwords, browser information, etc.”
FriendFinder declined to confirm if it had been hacked but said in a prepared statement Monday that it was looking into it.
“Over the past several weeks, we have received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources,” according to the company’s statement.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation. Our investigation is ongoing, but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and, if validated, remediated as quickly as possible.”
It’s being considered the biggest hack ever, in terms of customers affected.
In 2013, a MySpace breach compromised information covering 359 million users.
The FriendFinder Network includes sites such as AdultFriendFinder, Cams, Stripshow and iCams.
Penthouse, with roots going back to porn pioneer Bob Guccione, used to be in the FriendFinder Network before it was sold off in February. But its current owners fear some of their customers have been swept up in this hack.
“We are aware of the data hack and we are waiting on FriendFinder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data,” said Penthouse Global Media CEO Kelly Holland.