alleging negligence, breach of implied contract, invasion of privacy and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendant operates an online dating site "designed to facilitate discreet adult relationships between individuals and groups who seek to find similar minded adults for sexual encounters." The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to keep users' confidential information secure and in October 2016, hackers accessed 339 million accounts in the defendant's system. The suit also states 15 million of the affected accounts had been deleted. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to implement industry-standard measures to safeguard users' personal information and failed to immediately notify its members whose information may have been compromised.
The breach released more than 20 years of confidential data and accessed five other branch companies.
The Adult Friend Finder and other sister companies are a huge target for hackers.
One of the biggest data breaches of 2016 was the Adult Friend Finder incident.
10 in the Santa Clara County Superior Court against Friend Finder Networks Inc.
More than ever, people are turning to online dating as their sole source of companionship, feeding their personal information to the websites.
It was just a matter of time, until a huge security breach happened.
Editor’s Note: In the tech indsutry, where everyone is constantly preparing for the inevitable, Jeremy Ho, Aaron Murray, Christopher Barron, Spencer Thomas and Vincent Le describe one of the most prominent web application targeted attacks in this blog post — Local File Inclusion (LFI), which also led to one of the biggest hacks in 2016 that revealed millions of customers’ sensitive information.
As our understanding of the cyber world evolves, love becomes harder and harder to find.