It’s also a complete lie," the group wrote in a statement released Sunday."Users almost always pay with the credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised and include real name and address, which is, of course, the most important information the users want to be removed." Avid Life Media is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate this criminal act and also using Digital Millennium Copyright Act to get the personal data the hackers have disclosed so far removed from the Internet.Friend Finder Networks vice president and senior counsel, Diana Ballou, told ZDnet they have brought in outside help to investigate the hack and they will update customers as the investigation continues. “Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
The hack affects people who have discontinued their accounts because according to Leaked Source 15 million deleted accounts weren’ts removed from the Friend Finder Netowrk database.
Skimming is a method of capturing a bank customer's card information by running it through a machine that reads the card's magnetic strip.
Those machines are often placed over the real card slots at ATMs and other card terminals.
However, It’s unlikely to be a prevention measure, because once the personal data has been publicly exposed over the Internet, it becomes almost next to impossible to stop its spread.
More than 412 million dating and pornography accounts from the Adult Friend Finder Networks have been leaked in the largest data breach of the year, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source.