After selling that site inhe launched FriendFinder.
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The site's operator has begun an investigation. Including Friend Finder Networks' other explicit sites, the entire breach is said to include information about million s.
Another said he 'wasn't surprised' by the breach. The leak is said to cover 20 years of -ins, including deleted s. He tracked down some of the address owners and said about a dozen had said the details were real.
The firm said "after much internal deliberation" it would not adultte the Friend Finder Network s searchable "for the time being". A representative of the agency stated that it was "always great to combine a very sexy high octane record with a very sexy brand.
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It said it had already fixed a vulnerability but would not confirm there had been a breach. Leaked Source provides a free service that tells visitors if their addresses have been compromised, but charges them to find out what associated data has been leaked.
Former employees of the company have claimed that this is their standard policy and not the result of errors. History[ edit ] InAndrew Fider created the first online dating site,[ citation needed ] WebPersonals.
Adult FriendFinder has an affiliate program, whereby webmasters are compensated for referring users to the site. AFF's parent company owns explicit webcam sites, whose s are also believed to have been stolen. But he added that the nature of AFF's explicit images and messages could still cause problems.
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But it said there were also 5, government addresses - ending. He added that in some cases s would have been created by other people using someone else's address without their consent.
The passwords had not been encrypted at all, or even hashed with the obsolete and insecure SHA-1 hashing algorithm. Leaked Source, which reported the latest breachsaid it was the biggest data leak it had ever seen.
As a result, Conru started Adult FriendFinder, which he described as "a release valve". The adullte included million Adult FriendFinder user s, including data for 15 million s that had supposedly been "deleted". It is second in size only to Yahoo, which revealed in September that data about some million users had been stolen by "state sponsored" hackers.
These employees have stated that the majority of customers do not notice the charges for many months.