Adult friend finder scam
On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of over 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, had been breached and leaked from several Friend Finder Networks websites.The breach included account data from Adult Friend Finder (which constituted over 339 million accounts), Cams.com, and Penthouse, including accounts that had supposedly been deleted.Notably, the database does not include more detailed personal information, but could still be used to confirm whether a person was a user of the service.
Reached by phone, a company representative noted that they could not disclose information about the breach, but that they would be in touch.
The contemplated public offering, scheduled to reach the market on January 27, 2010 was delayed by FFN.
Friend Finder had not turned a net profit since at least 2008.
Most members aim at remaining anonymous due to the private nature of the information shared; however, for many this anonymity has been lost following the breach.
Email addresses and in some cases usernames, gender, birth date, state of residence, postal code, language preference, other personal details and IP addresses were leaked and quickly posted on the Dark Web.