“The site seemed OK, but when I got into it I realised it wasn’t really for me, I was looking for something longer term. You couldn’t get into the site without handing over information.
“I deleted my account, so I thought the information had gone.
I contacted Adult Friend Finder to ask just how much information was taken.
A spokesman told me that the company is launching an internal investigation, as well as working law enforcement to identify the alleged miscreants.
Shouldn't you first meet someone hot, before hooking up and then perhaps having sex? More seriously, the UK's Channel 4 News reports that perhaps intimate details have been exposed after a dark Web forum named ROR[RG] was shown to contain the hacked material.
According to Channel 4, this included personal details in the administrative sense, such as usernames and email addresses, as well as personal details in the carnal sense, such as sexual preference and whether a user might be seeking extramarital affairs.
In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users’ computers.It's also "temporarily disabling the username search function and masking usernames of any users we believe were affected by the security issue."The spokesman also said: "At this time, there is no evidence that any financial information or passwords were compromised."He admitted, however, that the company still doesn't know the full extent of the attack. Which of them might get threats of blackmail from anonymous types who are now in possession of deeply compromising information?So many companies have been subject to data breaches that it seems no one is safe.Among the 26,939 users with a UK email address, for example, there are just 1,596 who identified as female: a ratio of one woman to every 16 men.
Friend Finder Networks Inc, which owns Adult Friend Finder, told Channel 4 News: “Friend Finder Networks Inc…That may be the possibility for 3.9 million members of Adult Friend Finder, whose information might now be on the open Web.