"Friend Finder does not and has never created and used computer-generated accounts to garner business on any of its sites," commented Dr.Andrew Conru, Chairman and Founder of Friend Finder.
A group called Impact Team claims to have stolen the private details of the site's 30 million users, including one million Australians, although so far they have only released the details of two customers and there are reports the attack may have come from the inside. In May another online service called Adult Friend Finder was hacked and more than three million users had their sexual preferences and fantasies made public.Some of its notable websites include Adult Friend Finder.com, Friend Finder.com, Asia Friend and In the fourth quarter of 2015, paid search spend in the dating category averaged $4.3 million per month, an 11% increase over the $3.8 million monthly average for the preceding 9 months of the year.All that sensitive information will likely be used as blackmail material.“Where you’ve got names, dates of birth, ZIP codes, then that provides an opportunity to actually target specific individuals whether they be in government or healthcare for example, so you can profile that person and send more targeted blackmail-type emails,” cybercrime expert Charlie Mc Murdie said.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.
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"We have never, and will never, create accounts purportedly belonging to real people in order to converse with other members, or for any other reason.” “This win-at-any-cost business practice is repugnant to us; it shows a total lack of respect for the users that support these sites.
Companies that cannot commit to stop charging people money to interact with their self-created bots need to exit this industry,” said Dr. Friend Finder believes its policy on this issue is unique in the adult dating space and challenges our competitors to publicly make similar assurances to their members. is a leading internet-based social networking and multimedia entertainment company operating several of the most heavily visited social networking websites in the world.
Following the 2013 hack of Queensland-based dating service Cupid Media, Australia's privacy commissioner last year recommended such sites should encrypt passwords, delete old information and conduct regular scans for vulnerabilities.
Both said their sites were HTTPS — in other words, things like logins and passwords were encrypted.e Harmony said it deleted all data upon request, but "data is not automatically deleted upon account closure, nor is it considered standard practice to do so".
Adult Friend Finder users are finding themselves exposed in ways they never dreamed of when they signed up for the online hooking up service.