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In an online hacker forum, he said he blackmailed Adult Friend Finder, telling the site he would expose the data online unless the company paid him 0,000.
On the forum, hackers immediately praised ROR[RG], saying they were planning on using the data to attack the victims.
The kid is clearly crazy.” Launched in 2003 in Vancouver, Frind has almost single-handedly grown the free dating website into a massive online enterprise with 28 million users.
“Here’s a self-made millionaire who’s a total hardcore geek and has built most of the site himself,” said Evans, who runs Online Dating Insider,” but yet hasn’t spent evidently any time on securing passwords, which to me is just like, talk about leaving the keys to the kingdom outside the moat.” “The fact that it wasn’t done, to me, I almost call it a lack of respect for your members.” Some users on the site’s forums were also complaining on Monday that Frind has only been forthright with the security issue on his blog and not on the Plenty of Fish home page.
That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.
Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult Friend Finder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.
Plentyoffish is bringing on several security companies to perform an external security audit, and will take all measures necessary to make sure its users are safe.” On the Plenty of Fish blog, Russo has claimed that he was simply trying to inform administrators about flaws in the site.
The site, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have "helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners." The information Adult Friend Finder collects is extremely personal in nature.
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We are aware from our logs that 345 accounts were successfully exported," states Frind's blog.
In a bizarre, rambling blog post that hints at alleged extortion, death threats and demands from “Russians,” CEO Markus Frind says Plenty of Fish was hacked last week, adding he’s had several sleepless nights while security gaps were filled.
Frind believes emails, usernames and passwords were downloaded during an "incredibly well planned and sophisticated attack," which he alleges was perpetrated by Argentinian Chris Russo, who last year claimed responsibility for hacking the Pirate Bay, a site which allows users to illegally download music and movies.
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