Adult dating exploit

01 Jun

A similar story was seen with another risqué social media site, Humaniplex.This breach was a case where unencrypted credentials were stolen and trafficked on the black market.The influx of spam makes sense in this case, since the information found on the leaked lists are enough to profile and single out individuals not just for blackmail purposes, but for phishing campaigns baited with targeted social engineering tactics. The recent attacks on Ashley Madison are not the first security breach of an adult social network or dating website.Online adult dating site Adult Friend Finder recently reported that they've been breached, and have sought the help of law enforcement and security specialists to investigate the incident.According to the report, the information of close to 4 million of its subscribers have been leaked on a darknet forum, exposing emails, usernames, dates of birth, ZIP codes.

In this incident, the users whose information may have been leaked won't just have to contend with the usual issues normally associated with a data breach (spam, hacked accounts, identity theft and exposed credit card info).Unfortunately for many love and lust seekers, hackers are naturally attracted to dating websites for a variety of reasons and they do not stop to read about the security and privacy of a site – they just try to exploit it. Firstly, dating site users are primary targets for many typical types of spam, whether it is weight loss, libido boosters or pornography.They host user information to give spammers a better chance of finding their targets, as they store attributes like gender, age and body shape.The details that have already been leaked amount to something more than just about protecting an account. It's about protecting private, personal details and a reputation.