Channel 4 News said it found a database of 3.9 million of Adult Friend Finder.com’s members in an online forum for hackers, including users’ sexual preferences, e-mail addresses, dates of birth and, in some cases, whether they were looking to cheat on their spouses.
recently became aware of a potential data security incident," the company said in a statement on Friday.
"The security of our members' information remains our top priority and, upon learning of this incident, we took immediate action," it said.
Adult Friend Finder bills itself as "the hottest dating, hookup and sex community." Members are asked a host of personal information, including marital or relationship status, sexual orientation and intimate interests.
The company did not describe the nature of the data breach, but said it had taken immediate steps to protect members' privacy by "temporarily disabling the username search function and masking usernames of any users we believe were affected by the security issue." NEW YORK IBM said on Friday it completed a pilot project with Chinese credit card company China Union Pay that will facilitate the sharing of loyalty bonus points among banks using block chain technology.