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Hacking of Adult Dating Site, AdultFriendFinder Exposes Sexual Secrets of Millions of Users

May 23, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Hacking of Adult Dating Site, AdultFriendFinder Exposes Sexual Secrets of Millions of Users

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The personal Information of more than 3.5 million people including sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been compromised after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked. AdultFrindFinder, the online dating site, which has 64 million members, had users information including nude photos leaked on the internet by hackers.

AdultFriendFinder said it is working with authorities and a high-profile security firm to investigate the incident. According to the UK news outlet Channel 4, Hackers released data, including users’ names, sexual preferences, birthdates, addresses, marital status and other intimate information.

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CNN Money has reported that an IT security consultant discovered the breach in March.

Without naming the site, the consultant, Bev Robb, posted about it on her blog Teksecurity.

Channel 4 discovered the connection while investigating the Dark Web. They had discovered user profiles online belonging to AdultFriendFinder

The California-based company.promises to help users “Hookup, Find Sex or Meet Someone Hot Now.” and also offers the opportunity to find someone for online sex or as they put it “f— buddy for online sex, adult dating and one night stands.”

Members can trade snapshots, chat to each other or share video messages.

Those who sign up for an account have to specify their gender and which gender they want to have sex with. They’re also prompted to share private information about their kinks.

In the “tell others about yourself” section, AdultFriendFinder offered helpful hints such as, “I like my partners to tell me what to do in the bedroom,” and “I tend to be kinky,” and “I’m willing to try some light bondage or blindfolds,” CNN Money said.

AdultFriendFinder is part of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based FriendFinder Networks, which touts 600 million-plus members on more than 40,000 sites.

The company said it’s “working closely with law enforcement and launched a comprehensive investigation with the help of leading third-party forensics expert, Mandiant,” according to USA Today.

Mandiant’s parent company, FireEye, is also investigating several unrelated, high-profile breaches that occurred at JP Morgan Chase, Target and Sony Pictures. The Sony hack released embarrassing internal emails shared by studio honchos — including some that dissed superstars like Angelina Jolie.

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