have no intention of meeting, but do want to make callers pay money to keep in touch.
In most cases, the victims are lured to these malicious sites via spam mails, links on web pages, and search engines.
(Reuters) - An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday.
Adult Friend Finder.com, part of Sunnyvale, California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc, said it had contacted law enforcement, including the FBI, and a private investigative team to review the incident. recently became aware of a potential data security incident," the company said in a statement on Friday.
The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they’re gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs.
In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users’ computers.
Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called “dark web” sites.
Those adults, officials say, can sometimes have bad intentions.
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