Adult Friend Finder hack Exposes 4 million Users



Email addresses, sexual orientations, and other sensitive details from about 3.9 Million Adult Friend Finder online hookup service are currently available for sale for 70 Bitcoins (around $16,800/€15,300) on an underground website.

Popular Adult Friend Finder website, with a tagline "Hookup, Find Sex or Meet Someone Hot Now," has been breached in which nearly 4 Million users have had their personal details compromised.

The files contained 3.9 million email addresses and in some cases the partner preference, gender, birth date, state, post code, language preference and IP address of users.



ROR[RG], the nickname of the person who claims to have breached the large online hookup site, wrote on Saturday in an underground forum that “I have had so many people ask me to buy the db today.”

Seeking to capitalize on the momentum, ROR[RG]—who claims to live in Thailand—also offered to break into any company or website for 750 bitcoins, worth about $170,000.

It’s suspected that credit card data may have also been compromised but was removed from data that was released. In the post, ROR[RG] did not indicate if the unredacted version contains payment card information. In older posts, ROR[RG] didn’t answer people who had asked if that data was also available.


 Response from Adult Friend Finder:


The sex hookup website's owner FriendFinder Networks, wrote that the company has taken steps to protect its users by disabling the username search and masking usernames of the individuals believed to be affected.

Subscribers can still open their accounts by login with their credentials. Also, the company says, "there is no evidence that any financial information or passwords were compromised."