Urgent Phishing Alert: AdultFriendFinder Scams Coming
This is an Urgent Phishing Alert, Warn Your Users Against AdultFriendFinder Scams Now that WILL be coming to someone soon.
A massive data breach of the adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than 412 million accounts, including (and this is really bad) over 15 million "deleted" records that were not purged from the databases.
The exfiltrated records included 339 million accounts from AdultFriendFinder.com, which the company promotes as the "world's largest sex and swinger community."
While you may not thinking your employees would use sites like these they will, and they have and someone in your organization has had their information compromised. The key is not allowing their compromise to be yours.
Here is a link to the blog post alerting us to this incident. We suggest sending an email to your employees warning them of this breach and encouraging them to be extra vigilant and aware that anything coming from this site could be a compromise now.
We suggest the following content for an email to your users:
"Be AWARE that 339 million names, addresses and phone numbers of registered users at the AdultFriendFinder site were hacked. All these records are now owned by cybercriminals, exposing highly sensitive personal information.
These bad guys are going to exploit this in many ways, sending spam, phishing and possibly blackmail messages, using social engineering tactics to make people click on links or open infected attachments. Be on the lookout for threatening email messages which slip through spam filters that have anything to do with AdultFriendFinder, or that refer to cheating spouses and delete them immediately, both in the office or at the house.
While we are not interested in knowing if you, or anyone in your family, uses this site we feel it is our responsibility to warn you to protect yourself, your family and our corporate interests from cybercriminals.
We strongly recommend you also forward this to friends, family, colleagues and peers."