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For example, one person exposed in the hack is a 40-year old welder from a small Illinois town of a few thousand people.He "will become anybody's slave" and lied about his age on the site, claiming to be 29.Suggestions Adult Friendfinder provides for the "tell others about yourself" field include, "I like my partners to tell me what to do in the bedroom," "I tend to be kinky" and "I'm willing to try some light bondage or blindfolds." The hack, which took place in March, was first uncovered by independent IT security consultant Bev Robb on her blog Teksecurity a month ago. It wasn't until this week, when England's Channel 4 News reported on the hack, that Adult Friend Finder was named as the victim.Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
When signing up for an account, customers must enter their gender, which gender they're interested in hooking up with and what kind of sexual situations they desire.It's notable, however, that the cheating site, in using the secure hashing algorithm, surpassed many other victims of breaches we've seen over the years who never bothered to encrypt customer passwords."We’re so used to seeing cleartext and MD5 hashes," Graham says."It’s refreshing to see bcrypt actually being used."Here's how the hackers introduced the new data dump: Following the intrusion last month, the hackers, who called themselves the Impact Team, demanded that Avid Life Media, owner of Ashley and its companion site Established Men, take down the two sites." wrote a hacker who goes by "MAPS." Friend Finder Networks Inc., parent company of Adult Friend Finder and other adult sites and publications including Penthouse, said in a statement that it had just become aware of the breach, and it is working closely with law enforcement and cyberforensics company Mandiant, a subsidiary.The company said it doesn't yet know the full scope of the breach, but it promised to "work vigilantly," noting that Friend Finder Networks "fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue." "We cannot speculate further about this issue, but rest assured, we pledge to take the appropriate steps needed to protect our customers if they are affected," the company said.
Ashley claimed to have nearly 40 million users at the time of the breach about a month ago, all apparently in the market for clandestine hookups."Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating," the site asserts on its homepage. Thousands of cheating wives and cheating husbands signup everyday looking for an affair....