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.Over the past several years the online dating landscape changed dramatically, which is due in large part to the proliferation of free online dating sites for every region, area of interest, and type of relationship sought.These offerings have been carefully chosen from the tens of thousands of options currently available.The number of members, features, what makes them different than everyone else and the target markets they serve have all been taken into account.For instance, the security consultant Robb reported that one person whose information was hacked was a 62-year-old Hispanic male from New Jersey, who worked in advertising and has a preference for the "subporno" forum.That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages.
For example, one person exposed in the hack is a 40-year old welder from a small Illinois town of a few thousand people."i am loading these up in the mailer now / i will send you some dough from what it makes / thank you!!" 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.More » A review of the top free dating sites would be odd if it lacked POF (as it is known to its users).Considered to be the first successful free dating site model on the Internet, Owner, Markus Friend, still runs the organization by himself even though his user base outnumbers most of the pay-per-use websites around the world.More » What if you could meet like-minded book lovers who were single, looking, and wanting to debate their reading choices with you?