The site boasts 63 million users worldwide and claims more than 7 million British members.
It bills itself as a “thriving sex community”, and as a result users often share sensitive sexual information when they sign up.
He "will become anybody's slave" and lied about his age on the site, claiming to be 29.
The breach was carried out by a hacker who goes by the moniker ROR[RG].
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.
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.
On the forum, hackers immediately praised ROR[RG], saying they were planning on using the data to attack the victims.
understands and fully appreciates the seriousness of the issue.
“We have already begun working closely with law enforcement and have launched a comprehensive investigation with the help of leading third-party forensics expert.
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.“The site seemed OK, but when I got into it I realised it wasn’t really for me, I was looking for something longer term. You couldn’t get into the site without handing over information.