Adult Friend Finder ‘hacked’ and millions of love rats’ dirty secrets could be exposed
THE hookup website AdultFriendFinder has allegedly been ‘hacked’ for the second time in 18 months.
If this is true it could result in all of its users being exposed, Motherboard claimed.
The claim comes after the website spotted a tweet from a man believed to be a notorious hacker, only known as Revolver or 1×0123, who posted a screenshot claiming he was able to break into the site’s infrastructure.
While the photos don’t prove Revolver’s claims, Motherboard says it has been in touch with another hacker, known as Peace, who also claims to have cracked into the site’s database.
Adult Friend Finder describes itself as the world’s largest sex and swinger community and was already the victim of a hack back in 2015.
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A hacker known as ROR[RG] was believed to the mastermind behind the original hack and leaked a database of nearly 4million love rats and swingers.
The hacker then attempted to sell the data on notorious hacking forum Hell, where he listed it for sale for 70 Bitcoins (£13,500 at the time).
Tony Anscombe, senior security evangelist at the tech firm Avast, had this advice for anyone worried about their dirty little secrets.
He said: “When you’re dating, you’re sending lots of personal contact information back and forth.
“All of that is flowing in free texts. It’s like sending a love letter via postcard. Everyone along the delivery train is probably going to read it.
“You don’t want to reveal too much information to the wrong people.
“Even those who consider themselves very private often leave a trail. Someone who knows what they’re doing, like a cybercriminal, can follow old accounts and find data that users may not want to be public knowledge.”