If you’ve used the Adult Friend Finder dating site before, you might want to pay close attention to this article. According to United States today, the site tell the police it was hacked, including the most intimate details of the lives of some of its more than 64 million subscribers.
Unlike sites like eHarmony or Match, AFF is quite straightforward on what users are looking for:
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It’s not like some hacker steals your credit card number to go buy a bunch of Pokémon cards (it happened to a friend of mine). Hackers reportedly accessed private information included in users’ profiles, such as sexual orientation, email address, name, address, date of birth, and information as to whether they were trying to cheat or not. Analysts say the information could potentially be used to blackmail users.
Channel 4 in the UK was the first to investigate hacking, report someone called MMR[RG] displayed information about online users. One person who spoke to Channel 4 said he deleted his account some time ago, but recently started receiving mysterious spam emails.
AFF’s parent company FriendFinder Networks (based in California) responded with a statement to the BBC about the hack:
FriendFinder Networks Inc. has just been made aware of this potential issue and fully understands and appreciates the seriousness of the issue … We have already started to work closely with law enforcement and have launched an investigation in-depth with the help of third-party leaders. forensic expert, Mandiant. Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full extent of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to resolve this potential issue and provide updates as we develop. learn more about our investigation. We cannot speculate further on this issue, but rest assured, we are committed to taking the appropriate steps necessary to protect our customers if they are affected.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to remove all apps, burn all my gear to go online, and move to a tent in the middle of the woods, with all my money and private information buried in a box on the ground.
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