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Innumerable Users of Adult FriendFinder Become Victims of Hack

Hackers, of late, accessed the casual dating website Adult Friend Finder and compromised almost 4m accounts of users who browsed the site for experiencing sex. The users both gays' and single individuals' e-mail ids, names along with other crucial information had been exposed, published ibtimes.com dated May 22, 2015.

There are globally more than 60m members to the website that FriendFinder Networks based in California owns of which 7m are in UK.

A probe into the hack revealed one secretive forum wherein ROR[RG] name of a hacker put up Adult Friend Finder users' information.

As per Teksquisite a security investigator, the postings were done during mid-April while those contained 15 Excel documents. Help Net Security reported this, May 22, 2015.

Disturbingly, even long-time users of the website who no longer kept their A/Cs on it were spared as the hackers posted their details too. One such person is Shaun Harper.

Harper said the website looked alright; however, whilst he browsed further into it he realized there was some problem. However, by then he had already provided his details. One could not enter the website unless he handed over information, Harper explained. He removed his account, hoping the information would no longer be there. Such websites were supposed to be safe, he added. Channel4.com reported this, May 22, 2015.

In few hours from leakage of site visitors' information on the forum the hackers stated they were going to send spam mails to the victims. Consequently, Mr. Harper received malware-laced e-mails.

Currently, cyber-crooks may utilize the information for executing malware/phishing assaults or follow-up spam; while even ask victims to pay a ransom.

A few of the electronic mail ids observed are seemingly related to military and government officers.

Adult Friend Finder Networks through a statement asserted that it realized as well as wholly appreciated how severe the problem was. Infosecurity-magazine.com reported this, May 22, 2015.

The company said it was already doing an investigation taking assistance of one prominent intermediate forensics expert and working in close cooperation with agency of law enforcement, adding that it would adopt all necessary measures for safeguarding customers whoever might be affected.

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