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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.
On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of over 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, had been breached and leaked from several Friend Finder Networks websites.
However, users can pay for certain upgrades or to access certain services. Plaintiff Alejandro Gutierrez is a long time user of AFF. ¶ 13, and Defendant's records indicate he registered on July 24, 2003, Buckheit Decl. Plaintiff continued to use the site until at least September 6, 2018.
As part of the registration process, AFF collects users' personal information, including names and email addresses, billing information, and other content the users might submit. Buckheit's averments in his Supplemental Declaration, ECF 34-2.
When pressed on details, Ballou declined to comment further.
But why Friend Finder Networks has held onto millions of accounts belonging to customers is a mystery, given that the site was sold to Penthouse Global Media in February."We are aware of the data hack and we are waiting on Friend Finder to give us a detailed account of the scope of the breach and their remedial actions in regard to our data," said Kelly Holland, the site's chief executive, in an email on Saturday.
Holland confirmed that the site "does not collect data regarding our members' sexual preferences."Leaked Source said breaking with usual tradition because of the kind of breach, it will not make the data searchable.