Is adult friend finder a scam?
The passwords were either stored as plain text or encrypted using the obsolete and insecure SHA-1 cipher.
On April 8, a man reported to police he had been messaging a girl for several days on and they had exchanged sexually explicit photos, according to police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
The breach included account data from Adult Friend Finder (which constituted over 339 million accounts), Cams.com, and Penthouse, including accounts that had supposedly been deleted.Friend Finder was launched in 1996 by Andrew Conru.After discovering that users had been using the service to seek sexual partners, he launched Adult Friend Finder as a spin-off, followed later by other spin-offs dealing with different regions and niches.Majority of the people in Friend Finder are in their mid-30s to early 40s.
Finding a serious relationship on this site could be difficult, as it mostly has members who are looking for fun and casual online flings.Much of the company's growth without investment capital has been attributed to its affiliate program, with more than 500,000 affiliates to date.As of January 17, 2010, Friend Finder Networks had a negative net worth equal to 8 million, million in cash on hand and 0 million in liabilities.Scammers use many different ploys in an attempt to obtain money from unsuspecting victims,” Williams wrote in an email.