Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.According toa security researcher going by the name Revolver uncovered Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities on the site in October.
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.Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.Shashoua also said credit card companies had refused to process transactions for the company's Internet businesses.On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of over 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, had been breached and leaked from several Friend Finder Networks websites.The hack also revealed that the company had kept information on 15 million accounts that users had deleted, as well as information on users for assets it no longer owned, such as Penthouse.By comparison, the Ashley Madison hack that took place in July 2015 revealed 32 million accounts, although that attack was also accompanied by a more aggressive extortion campaign.Reached by phone, a company representative noted that they could not disclose information about the breach, but that they would be in touch. Friend Finder Networks (formerly Various, Inc.) is an American internet company founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru.Adult dating service company Friend Finder Network has reportedly been hacked, with over 412 million accounts, email addresses, and passwords from their websites made available on criminal marketplaces.Notably, the database does not include more detailed personal information, but could still be used to confirm whether a person was a user of the service.