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Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries.
Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group.
It also has a slight benefit, as Leaked Source writes that "the credentials will be slightly less useful for malicious hackers to abuse in the real world." For a subscription fee, Leaked Source allows its customers to search through data sets it has collected. "We don't want to comment directly about it, but we weren't able to reach a final decision yet on the subject matter," the Leaked Source representative says.
Leaked Source provided samples of data to journalists where those sites were mentioned.CSOonline reported that the person posted a redacted image of a server and a database schema generated on Sept. In a statement supplied to ZDNet, Friend Finder Networks confirmed that it had received reports of potential security problems and undertook a review.Some of the claims were actually extortion attempts.Breach notification site first reported the attack, indicating that over 300 million Adult Friend Finder accounts were affected, as well as over 60 million accounts from Other company holdings, such as Penthouse, Stripshow, and i Cams were also breached, for a total of 412,214,295 affected users.Adult dating service company Friend Finder Network has reportedly been hacked, with over 412 million accounts, email addresses, and passwords from their websites made available on criminal marketplaces.Notably, the database does not include more detailed personal information, but could still be used to confirm whether a person was a user of the service.Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group.Further back, he covered military affairs from Seoul, South Korea, and general assignment news for his hometown paper in Illinois.A group that collects stolen data claims to have obtained 412 million accounts belonging to Friend Finder Networks, the California-based company that runs thousands of adult-themed sites in what it described as a "thriving sex community." See Also: Webinar | Beyond Managed Security Services: SOC-as-a-Service for Financial Institutions Leaked Source.com, a service that obtains data leaks through shady underground circles, believes the data is legitimate.Friend Finder Networks, stung last year when its Adult Friend Finder website was breached, could not be immediately reached for reaction (see Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets).