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Considering the personal nature of the leaked information and its source, the hack could also open victims to blackmail schemes.In a statement, California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc., which owns Adult Friend Finder and about 20 other dating sites, said it had "just been made aware of a potential data security issue" and that it had begun working with law enforcement and cybersecurity forensics firm Mandiant, part of Fire Eye."Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation," the statement said.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.The online dating company would not comment on the read receipt, but said its “leadership” only became aware of the breach on 20 May when contacted by Channel 4 News.“Friend Finder employees receive hundreds of sales and marketing spam messages daily, including many from third party cyber security consultants, and any earlier communication on this specific issue was directed to junk mail folders and not considered a legitimate email,” the company said in a statement.The company said the warning ended up in its spam folder, despite an email from an employee indicating that it had been read.On 21 May Channel 4 News revealed that hackers had posted the deeply personal sexual information of around 3.9m users of Adult Friend Finder, which is one of the world’s largest dating websites.

In its response to our story, the company stated that it had “only just been made aware” of the hack.But an email trail on that a warning about the leak was sent by a cyber security consultant on 12 March.Around two hours later an employee at Friend Finder Networks then replied with a “read receipt” to say that the warning email had been read.According to the ill-gotten info, 1,596 of the 26,939 users with United Kingdom email addresses are female, which means there’s a 16-to-1 ratio of men to women on the site.If images of catfishing dudes in dark rooms come to mind, you’re not alone.The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.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.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.

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