Adult Dating Site Hacked!Damien Moye
Some go on dating sites to find true love, some go to find friends. Some go to find something a little wilder. Those sites offering something wilder are at risk.
Dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hacked. Nearly four million accounts have been compromised. Before you panic too much, Adult Friend Finder boasts well over 60 million users. But what makes this cyber leak more intense is the information on this site. Adult Friend Finder caters to those looking for…how do I put this…hook ups and casual relationships. So in this case, peoples’ most intimate and sexual information is compromised and in the hands of cyber criminals. One major concern is sextortion. These criminals are going to hold such sexual information at random and release it if they don’t get what they want. Within hours of this leak, the hackers themselves said they were going to hit victims with spam. Cyber security experts believe they’ll fish through these emails looking for people to blackmail. The adult dating site is taking the leak seriously. A spokesperson said, “We have already begun working closely with law enforcement and have launched a comprehensive investigation with the help of leading third-party forensics expert.We pledge to take the appropriate steps needed to protect our customers if they are affected.”
I found an interesting statistic. On Adult Friend Finder, there’s one female user for every 16 male users. That’s just one reason to leave these adult websites alone. That’s too much competition. And you never know what you’re getting. You think getting hacked is bad? I remember a news story about one sociopath who used online services to find women, only to kill and rob them! Then he took his own life! Now I’ve always hated the ‘blame the victim’ mentality. The main culprit are these cyber criminals. I hope these criminals are arrested and convicted for these heinous actions and putting innocent people at risk. But let’s choose our online social life carefully. Whatever happened to just meeting people the good old fashioned way…in person?