In an email to CSO Online's Steve Ragan, Adult Friend Finder confirmed the breach and said it was working with Mandiant, a Virginia-based company that specializes in post-breach investigations and cleanups.
MORE: What to Do After a Data Breach The story of a malcontent hacker out for money is nothing new, nor is a breach of user data from a high-profile dating site.
The data was first reported last month by Oregon-based tech blogger Bev Robb, who blogs under the name Teksquisite, and independently discovered on hidden "dark web" sites and publicized yesterday (May 21) by Britain's Channel 4 News.Though Leaked Source reports that some of the leaked passwords were cryptographically hashed to protect them, others were left unencrypted, and even the protected ones were easily cracked in almost all cases."Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination," Leaked Source writes.Adult Friend Finder is even more casual than that: The site has helped singles arrange their one-night stands since 1996. Peace is currently threatening to make public the information of 73 million users. An alleged hacker named "Revolver" posted photos to the web, claiming that this was evidence of a successful digital break-in.