This time it is an online dating site that has been hacked, leaving behind a possible leak of personal information of approximately about 64 million individuals. AdultFriendFinder.com, which is a part of Sunnyvale, California based Friend Finder Network Inc., has stated on Friday that the website has been hacked.
The website is one of the most commonly referred to ‘online dating website’ by individuals. FriendFinder Networks Inc. also added that they have already intimated the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a private investigative team to look into the situation at the hands.
Till now, what we know of is that no financial records has been compromised. But this should not make you feel relieved, because AdultFriendFinder.com holds on to many other sensitive data like relationship or marital status, sexual interests and orientation. It is undoubted that this information can even be used for various acts. AdultFriendFinder.com is one of the most used websites for anonymous dating and hook ups, making the data that might just have been leaked even more dangerous.
The company has not yet clearly stated the kind of data breach that we are talking about in this situation. It might well be that not a lot has happened, but they will ensure that proper make up is done unless there is a clear idea about the losses. The company has claimed that they will take a few immediate steps to protect the identity of the users.
The attack on AdultFriendFinder.com is one of the many cyber attacks that have taken place in the past few months. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not yet made any statements in this regard.
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