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Its other sub-sites include Cams.com, Penthouse.com, Stripshow.com, i and others, with a total of 412 million accounts.
Leaked Source called the breach “by far the largest breach we have ever seen.” Analysts suggest that the breach was possible because users passwords were encrypted using the unsecure method of SHA1-hashing.
Shaun Harper, a user who deleted his account, told Channel 4 News that he’s already received numerous infected emails since the hack took place.
As it turns out, the most popular password was “123456.” It was used by almost a million visitors.
The password “12345” was used more than 635 thousand times, and “123456789,” more than 585 thousand times.
On the other hand, the Ashley Madison breach was more sensitive because the site kept intimate information such as users' sexual preferences, fetishes, fantasies, etc.
Moreover, before Ashley Madison was hacked, it had been warned that its data could end up online if it did not shut down operations.
In the top-100 domains there was not one using the Russian “.ru,” however, there were 61 million Gmail addresses.