Adult Friend Finder asks customers to detail their interests and, based on those criteria, matches people for sexual encounters.
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.
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.
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.The information of 3.9m Adult Friend Finder members has been leaked, including those who told the site to delete their accounts.Shaun Harper is one of those whose details have been published.It's one thing when your bank account, your credit card details or your buying behavior at Target get leaked.It's quite another when your predilection for dressing up as a housemaid while speaking Norwegian and seeking extramarital partners comes to light.That may be the possibility for 3.9 million members of Adult Friend Finder, whose information might now be on the open Web.