"i am loading these up in the mailer now / i will send you some dough from what it makes / thank you!!" wrote a hacker who goes by "MAPS." Friend Finder Networks Inc., parent company of Adult Friend Finder and other adult sites and publications including Penthouse, said in a statement that it had just become aware of the breach, and it is working closely with law enforcement and cyberforensics company Mandiant, a subsidiary.
For instance, the security consultant Robb reported that one person whose information was hacked was a 62-year-old Hispanic male from New Jersey, who worked in advertising and has a preference for the "subporno" forum.
That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages.
Read more: How to make your passwords less hackable Alex Thomas Sadler is the Managing Editor of and Clark Howard Digital Products.
Alex is also the host of Common Cents, a new series that makes money simple, so you can better understand and take control of your own financial life.
Are you concerned that your private information has been exposed? Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.