In May 2015 it was revealed that 3.9 million Adult Friend Finder accounts had been stolen by a hacker nicknamed ROR[RG] (see Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets).
The alleged leak is likely to cause panic among users who created accounts on Friend Finder Network properties, which primarily are adult-themed dating/fling websites, and those run by subsidiary Steamray Inc., which specializes in nude model webcam streaming.
But the leaked data could encompass many more sites, as Friend Finder Networks runs as many as 40,000 websites, a Leaked Source representative says over instant messaging.
One large sample of data provided by Leaked Source at first seemed to not contain current registered users of Adult Friend Finder.
Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group.
Further back, he covered military affairs from Seoul, South Korea, and general assignment news for his hometown paper in Illinois.
"We didn't split any data ourselves, that's how it came to us," the Leaked Source representative writes.
Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries.
Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group.
There are apps that bring together people with similar nerdy interests, apps designed for encounters even more casual than what Tinder delivers, and profile-heavy apps that really get into the specifics of users’ personalities. Bumble is like Tinder, but with all the power in the ladies’ thumbs, and far fewer inappropriate pics.
Here, the female always initiates, and instead of collecting matches, you’re forced to actually talk, with matches expiring after 24 hours (you can extend one promising connection per day).