“More than 3.5 million people’s sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been exposed after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked,” CNN reports. “Already, some of the adult website’s customers are being identified by name.”
The site matches people according to details including their sexual preferences, the report notes.
“The site, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have ‘helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners,'” CNN adds.
The hack reportedly took place in March, with the site first being named this week when England’s Channel 4 News reported on the story.
“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,” CNN notes.
The report adds: “Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult FriendFinder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.”