Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users published online." with a PGP key.In its message, the group blamed Avid Life Media, accusing the company of deceptive practices: "We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn't deliver." None of the accounts on the website need email verification for the profile to be created, meaning that people often create profiles with fake email addresses, and sometimes people who have similar names accidentally confuse their email address, setting up accounts for the wrong email address.
Because of the site's policy of not deleting users' personal information – including real names, home addresses, search history and credit card transaction records – many users feared being publicly shamed.The details of the hack were not fully clear, including what person or group was responsible or exactly when it may have taken place.News of the Adult Friend Finder website hack hit the news this week, and was actually forewarned by a Twitter user who noticed the site’s vulnerability.The site, which only allows people onto it who are deemed attractive enough, appears to have had its users’ data compromised.
That personal information has now been leaked across the web, where it has been made available for sale, according to security experts.Officials at Adult Friend Finder noted that they were warned of the vulnerabilities and tried to prevent the data breach.