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Anyone who has signed up on the site in the last 20 years could be at risk, and should take proper measures to change their passwords and contact the company.
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The company said it doesn't yet know the full scope of the breach, but it promised to "work vigilantly," noting that Friend Finder Networks "fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue." "We cannot speculate further about this issue, but rest assured, we pledge to take the appropriate steps needed to protect our customers if they are affected," the company said.
The personal details of users have been exposed in one of the largest ever data breaches, U.
Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.
Compulsory K-12 education and pressure to attend a four-year college (even if it entails accruing crippling debt) mean that making friends into your early twenties is easy. If you even had to think about that because it's more than two, please just log out. And it could be, like, a gift card someone picked up at CVS on the way to dinner? Are you going to be weird about it and keep trying to push "cooler" music on them when they're perfectly happy with the music they listen to and have no desire to change? You won't beat those odds by continuing to live your insular and regimented life, but, then again, you also won't have to put all that emotional and logistical energy into fostering a new friendship when you've already got a ton going on and can barely handle maintaining the friendships you've managed to keep post-college, much less all those half-assed work friendships and neighborhood "buddies" who expect you to remember their names. Maybe just skip it and start watching that new show on Amazon that everyone keeps talking about.
Over 5 million email addresses were stolen in the breach, as well as the date of the last visit to the site from each user.
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.
The information exposed can be particularly devastating to people living in small towns, where they are more easily identified.
For example, one person exposed in the hack is a 40-year old welder from a small Illinois town of a few thousand people.