All that sensitive information will likely be used as blackmail material.
“Where you’ve got names, dates of birth, ZIP codes, then that provides an opportunity to actually target specific individuals whether they be in government or healthcare for example, so you can profile that person and send more targeted blackmail-type emails,” cybercrime expert Charlie Mc Murdie said.
In fact, if Leaked Source is correct, only the massive Yahoo data breach disclosed in September, which hit more than half a billion accounts, exposed more user accounts.
This includes people who thought they deleted their accounts.
In a statement, Adult Friend Finder parent company Friend Finder said that they understand the seriousness of the situation.
“We have already begun working closely with law enforcement and have launched a comprehensive investigation with the help of leading third-party forensics expert,” the company said in a statement.
Adult Friend Finder users are finding themselves exposed in ways they never dreamed of when they signed up for the online hooking up service.
According to reports, a hacker by the name of ROR[RG] hacked the site and stole all kinds of information about the site’s users.