That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.
Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult Friend Finder 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.
Where traditional services aim to bringing people together for the purposes of a meaningful relationship or friendship, adult dating is aimed at those who are seeking short-term sexual encounters.
Many adult dating sites focus on the local aspect of finding a match.
Many sites such as POF also offer a more adult alternative to their dating niches.
Some users regard the service as no different from finding a one-night stand on a night out.
who are actively campaigning against such sites in the United Kingdom after the ASA did not upheld complaints against the advertising of such services.
Krebs On Security warned anyone looking to do spyware research to use a virtual machine that doesn’t run Microsoft Windows because spammers are typically involved in distributing malicious software and those that have a vast network of botnets are usually involved in creating or commissioning malware and cyberattacks.
Porn spammers, noted the report, are among the worse when it comes to DDo S viruses.