Adult FriendFinder, an internet site billed as a means for folks to вЂњfind buddies, sex, flings and h kups,вЂќ has had a serious data breach.
Huge numbers of people whom thought they were using a discreet service discover casual intercourse have had their personal information exposed online вЂ“ including personal emails, sexual orientation and whether they were l king to cheat on their lovers.
As the UKвЂ™s Channel 4 News reported yesterday, 3.9 million users of Adult FriendFinder had their information published on a hacker forum on the Dark online вЂ“ the shady, anonymous part of the online hidden by strong encryption that is (amongst other activities) a haven for cybercriminals.
The news station reported among the accounts exposed were email addresses for military service members and government workers, who could be targeted for blackmail.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. вЂ“ the moms and dad company of Adultfriendfinder вЂ“ acknowledged a вЂњpotential data safety issue,вЂќ and said this has employed a protection consultant to investigate.
FriendFinder Networks stated it might not speculate on the range associated with breach.
The full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty.
The trove of data ended up being posted on A dark web forum by a hacker named ROR[RG], Channel 4 Information reported.
The Channel 4 Information story is corroborated by way of a writer named Teksquisite, вЂњa self-employed IT consultant,вЂќ who uncovered the same information cache last thirty days and accused the hacker of wanting to extort cash from Adult FriendFinder before leaking the stolen account information. Read More