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“I have had so many people ask me to buy the db [database] today,” the hacker wrote on the same forum where the original leak appeared, asking for payment in the anonymised currency Bitcoin.
“Or if you need I will break into any company or site for 750 in under seven days,” the writer adds.
Channel 4 reported that within hours of the data being posted online, hackers began swarming to buy email addresses to target with them phishing scams.
One victim told the station he'd already been hit with virus-laden emails.
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.
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.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 addition to launching an internal review, Friend Finder Networks has hired Mandiant, a high-profile cybersecurity company, to investigate the hack, and is working with the FBI.Meanwhile, the person who originally dumped the information on the so-called darkweb, who uses the nickname ROR[RG}, is demanding more than £10,000 for access to the database of users, and capitalising on the news by marketing his cybercrime services.