Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
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.
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.
Personally, I've never been educated about the rules of relationships.
So following the so-called rules, including listening to my friends when they tell me not to text someone, has not been my forte. Every group of 20-somethings will tell you something different, but from my research, these are the most common rules of dating and sex: You must not date anyone younger than you, or anyone who is “too old” for you.