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FriendFinder Networks, a California-based company that owns Adult Friend Finder and other dating websites, said in an advisory that it has contacted law enforcement and is investigating. The company claimed it had "just been made aware of a potential data security issue and understands and fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue. Adult Friend Finder, which was founded inhas more than 40 million members, according to its website.
FriendFinder Networks says it has more than million registered users across some 40, websites in its network. The breach could be especially sensitive since Adult Friend Finder specializes in more risque types of meetings.
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The files contain hundreds of thousands of email addresses purportedly of Adult Friend Finders users. Some of the Excel files also contained detailed information about members, including their age, sex, state, zip code, username and IP address.
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