"These are not the practices of an 'ally' in the fight against human trafficking," Senator Rob Portman said in a statement."These are the practices of a corporation intent on profiting from human trafficking – and human misery – and profit they have, at the expense of countless innocent victims." Backpage's more well-known rival Craigslist shuttered its adult section in 2010, also following government investigations into its role in sex trafficking. AFF is pretty blunt about what it is and what it offers, with a site description that promises the potential to "Hookup, Find Sex, or Meet Someone New" for its subscribers.In this incident, the users whose information may have been leaked won't just have to contend with the usual issues normally associated with a data breach (spam, hacked accounts, identity theft and exposed credit card info).
Efforts to reach Friend Finder Networks to verify the files were not successful.The details that have already been leaked amount to something more than just about protecting an account. It's about protecting private, personal details and a reputation. The files contain hundreds of thousands of email addresses purportedly of Adult Friend Finders users.Some of the Excel files also contained detailed information about members, including their age, sex, state, zip code, username and IP address.The breach could be especially sensitive since Adult Friend Finder specializes in more risque types of meetings.