Forget about the Sony hack and Wikileaks, a sneaky little rascal hacked into the dating site Adult FriendFinder and exposed more than 3.5 million people’s sexual preferences, fetishes, and secrets. The hack happened in March and this evil hacker has the ability to do some serious damage to people’s lives.
Wait, so I didn’t sign up for Friendster? Whoops!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Adult FriendFinder, it’s like OKCupid or Match.com… but more adult. Very adult. It’s a site looking to match people with sexual encounters. The site has “helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners.”
That said, the hacker, who is going by the name ROR[RG] hacked into the site and has information revealing what people like in the bedroom AND the bondage dungeon room – private stuff like that.
The hack found that there is a 16 to 1 male to female ratio on the site… or people claiming to be female.
ROR[RG] has not only exposed members’ fetishes, but also their usernames, passwords, birthdays, and addresses. By having their names alone, he can Google their names and find their social media pages and use information to attack his victims. He hasn’t released any credit card info, yet.
The hacker posted on a hacker forum that he blackmailed Adult FriendFinder for $100,000 and his hacker cohorts are praising him for doing this. One hacker named “MAPS” said he was going to post the information and send ROR [RG] “some dough from what it makes.”
Another hacker, Andrew Auernheimer, said “I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame.” He looked through the files and tweeted out the identities of a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who allegedly tried to cheat on his wife.
Things are getting a little crazy and personal with this hack. Extremely personal. It takes “TMI” to a whole different level. The site is working with law enforcement and a cyberforensics company to investigate the breach, but in the meantime, if you’re a member of this site and have secrets you want to keep safe, you better watch your back… or beat ROR [RG] to the punch and publish your sexual fetishes yourself.