PhishFinder – The Adult Friend Finder Hack and How It Can Affect You (Phishing)

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Big news this week in the tech world. On Monday, November 14, 2016; 412 Million users of Adult FriendFinder and other sites operated by FriendFinder Networks woke up to find out that their information had been stolen in a hack of the company’s database. 340 million credentials were stolen from Adultfriendfinder.com, which says it allows users to “find sex, hook-up, and chat.” The hack also includes 7.1 million users from Penthouse.com, 1.1 million from iCams.com and 1.4 million from Stripshow.com. It is a massive security breach and you can read more about it on LeakedSource.com. Phishing

Everyone goes nuts about the Adult FriendFinder Hack

How Does This Affect You?

So how does this affect you? I mean, you don’t even have an account with any of the affected sites, right? There’s nothing for you to fear. You’re surely not on a list of hacked email addresses, so why do you have to bother worrying about this hack? Unfortunately, you DO have to worry. After successful hacking attacks such as this one, it is only a matter of time before the phishing email messages begin.

How Phishing Works

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I’m sure many of you clicked on the click-bait link I linked above. That’s an example of how phishing works. The above picture shows exactly how the never-ending loop of phishing scams. After big hacks, the phishing emails come with a fury. Even today, phishing emails preying on people who may or may not be connected to FriendFinder accounts. So what do you do when you see an email like the one below? The answer is quite simple, you DELETE it.

Attention {Name},
Your email address has come up as a user of the smut site, Adult FriendFinder. Unless you wish to have your info splattered across the internet for all to see, click here to delete your info.

Phishing emails are Scams

If you feel you may be a victim of a phishing scam, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at CompuGeaux to set up an evaluation.

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