Hack passwords a dating site
The news comes via Leaked Source, a site that monitors data breaches, which has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts.
The 412 million accounts go back 20 years, it says, and the lion's share comes from Adult Friend Finder — almost 340 million.
The investigation led to a secretive forum in which a hacker nicknamed ROR[RG] posted the details of users of Adult Friend Finder.
The site boasts 63 million users worldwide and claims more than 7 million British members.
Shaun Harper is one of those whose details have been published.
“The site seemed OK, but when I got into it I realised it wasn’t really for me, I was looking for something longer term. You couldn’t get into the site without handing over information.
At this point Wireshark is listening to all network traffic and capturing them.
I opened a browser and signed in a website using my username and password.
Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called “dark web” sites.
Back in May 2015, news broke that it was breached, albeit on a smaller scale — 3.9 million user accounts were circulating online.
The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they’re gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs.
That bring us to this website password hacking guide that works on any site that is using HTTP protocol for authentication.
Well, to do it over Internet, you need to be able to sit on a Gateway or central HUB (BGP routers would do – if you go access and the traffic is routed via that).Multiple huge data breaches have come to light in recent months (though some occurred years ago), including the theft of 360 million My Space accounts, a Linked In hack that took more than 100 million accounts, and the mammoth 500-million-account hack of Yahoo, apparently by a state-sponsored actor.