Friend Finder doesn’t create a link to any of your other social media profiles, nor does it allow uploading photos directly from Facebook or Instagram.
The hack also revealed that the company had kept information on 15 million accounts that users had deleted, as well as information on users for assets it no longer owned, such as Penthouse.Registering as a new user is quick and uncomplicated.You’re only required to enter basic information such as gender, sexual orientation, and marital status as you sign in, but you can add more personal info later on.Creating a username on Friend Finder can prove to be challenging since it could take a while until you find a name that’s not already taken.Finding a unique alias in a community of 2 million people requires patience and resourcefulness.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.Shortly thereafter, Friend Finder Network's vice president, and senior counsel of corporate compliance & litigation, Diana Lynn Ballou provided with a statement: "We are aware of reports of a security incident, and we are currently investigating to determine the validity of the reports." This isn’t the first time Adult Friend Finder has run into trouble: in May 2015, 3.5 million user accounts were exposed in another hack., which obtained a portion of the database and confirmed its legitimacy, the leaked information "does not appear to contain sexual preference data, unlike the 2015 breach." However, the site was able to see account usernames, emails, passwords, the last login, IP addresses, browser information, and other information.Most of them are not looking to find a long-term romantic partner on this site but rather to create an extensive network of friends, some of them with “benefits.” Engaging in casual sex and not committing to anyone particular is the motto endorsed by the majority of Friend Finder’s members. In spite of having a large membership, the percentage of fake profiles is tiny.The site has a strong preponderance of male users (68% vs. This is probably due to the site’s strict security policy and authenticity verification they perform before approving new members.