Leaked said it was not releasing the full data “for various reasons.” Asked to explain how it obtained the data, a spokesperson told Vocativ in an email: “ The combined hacks include 5,650 registered email addresses and 78.301 ones.The most common password, used for 900,420 accounts, is the embarrassingly simple “123456.” The second most popular was “12345,” with 635,995 accounts, followed by “123456789,” used in 600,000 accounts.Users should keep in mind that everything they post or share online may become public one day.
Similarly, personal details could be used in phishing campaigns that use such information as bait to trick people into giving up sensitive data.“With this breach of 400 million accounts we should expect a domino effect of smaller data breaches with password reuse and spear-phishing,” says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of security firm High-Tech Bridge.“General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement will probably help to minimize this type of incident in the future, however it will take some time.
This hack, however, does not contain sexual preference information.
Leaked sent Vocativ a sample of the hack, and the data contains usernames, emails, passwords, preferred language, and other data.
Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.
When signing up for an account, customers must enter their gender, which gender they're interested in hooking up with and what kind of sexual situations they desire.