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THOUSANDS of randy Irish punters revealed in cyber attack on 'hook-up site'

NewsBy Eamon Dillon
Revelation: Spouses can identify cheats
Revelation: Spouses can identify cheats

HACKERS have exposed THOUSANDS of randy Irish punters who signed up to a website looking for casual sex in another massive data breach.

AdultFriendFinder.com became the victim of the biggest hacker attack this year when it emerged the details of 412 million account holders were stolen.

Now the information has been posted on websites used by hackers and cyber security experts and includes the details of thousands of Irish customers.

Suspicious spouses will now be able to search the data dumps to see if their partner has been trying to play offside.

It comes just over a year since hackers exposed Irish users on the cheating website Ashley Madison and threatened to publish nude photos posted by members.

AdultFriendFinder markets itself at “the world’s largest sex and swinger community”, urging new users to “start hooking up tonight”.

It encourages new members with the words: “Hoping to meet someone special for a hot, sexual relationship or even just a quick fling? Sign up at Adult FriendFinder.com to access our thriving sex community and satiate your need for amazing sexual experiences.”

A trawl through the mass of information highlighted hundreds and hundreds of emails from Irish users including from @live.ie and @eircom.net.

Most appeared to be from men, although a smaller number did come from women who had signed up for the service.

Many users wisely chose to use emails that protected their identities, but others used their own names and even their place of employment.

One user logged in using an email from the National University Maynooth, while others came from the University of Limerick and University College Cork.

There was even one from an email used by a secondary school in County Limerick.

Incredibly it is the second time in less that a year that the U.S. based firm has been targeted by hackers, exposing serious problems with their on-line security.

The company behind AdultFriendFinder.com, Friend Finder Network Inc, has been accused of being slow to tell its customers that their information has been exposed.

More than 15 million “deleted” accounts were also found in the hacked information.

In a message to users nearly a week after the security breach became public knowledge, the firm said: “We recently learned of a security incident that compromised certain customer usernames, passwords, and email addresses.

“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to investigate the situation.”

There are millions of users who have not used their accounts in years who are also exposed to the security breach.

AdultFriendFinder.com alone claims to have 700 million users, but according to analysis by leakedsource.com, over 200 million users haven’t logged in since 2010.

Friend Finder Network Inc is a company that operates a wide range of 18+ services and was hacked in October of 2016 .

The information stretches back over 20 years, making it by the largest breach yet seen.

In comparison, the Ashley Madison breach saw the details of 36 million users exposed.