Maybe it’s simply a way to find friends with similar interests?
That’s how it came to pass that (after telling my husband that I was writing this column), I joined.
The attackers are demanding that Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media shut down the dating site, as well as another one of its sites, called Established Men, according to information security blogger Brian Krebs, who broke the news of the hack.
The Impact Team also released online a selection of stolen data, which has since been removed, as well as a manifesto.
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