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He wanted his friend to get paid, so he went public.
I would estimate that for every computer hack that reaches the public’s knowledge there are 100 hacks that go unnoticed.
This was absolutely not the first hack of Adult Friend Finder.
I am personally aware of seven previous hacks and there are rumors of dozens, if not hundreds of prior hacks. The hacks that reach public awareness are extremely rare.
What's often not highlighted in these cases is the monetary value of such a breach.
Many would argue that having an email address and the associated data might be of little value.
Spear phishing becomes a lot easier when attackers not only have an email address, but also location, language, and race.
Adult Friend Finder, an online “dating service” and its affiliates were hacked in April.
The leaked information included credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, birth dates, physical addresses and personal — you know — preferences.
For a hack to reach public awareness someone has to make a serious mistake, or they are demanding money or some other asset or, in the case of ROR[RG], they have an ax to grind.
ROR[RG] insisted that Adult Friend Finder (the company) owed a friend of his nearly a quarter of a million dollars.