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Adult Friend Finder confirms data breach 3.5 million records exposed

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 22, 2015.

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    Internet hook-up destination, Adult Friend Finder, boasts more than 60 million members worldwide. Unfortunately, at least three million of them have had their accounts compromised after a Thai hacker sought revenge.

    Word of Adult Friend Finder's problems first surfaced last month. An IT consultant and Darknet researcher, who prefers to be known as Teksquisite, discovered the files on a forum in April. Salted Hash, looking to confirm her findings, discovered the same posts and files in short order.

    The hacker claiming responsibility for the breach says they’re from Thailand, and started boasting about being out of reach of U.S. law enforcement because of location alone. As for local law enforcement, they're confident they can bribe their way out of trouble, so they continued to post Adult Friend Finder records.

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