Just 6% Of AdultFriendFinder’s UK Users Are Women, Hacked Data Shows


Following the major hack of AdultFriendFinder last week, more details have emerged about the breakdown of the site’s user base.

The California-based site, which claims over 63m worldwide users, had the data of 4m users stolen and posted on the deep web, it was revealed last week.

Channel 4 found that a hacker had leaked the user data online in 15 different spreadsheets.

The stolen information included the sexual preferences of users, their sexual orientation and whether they were looking for extramarital affairs.

Personal data like email addresses, usernames, DOBs, post codes and user ISPs were also hacked.

And of the 4m users hacked, there were 26,939 which had a UK email address.

However of these British users, only 1,596 were female.

While this is just a UK snapshot, it means that just 6% of AdultFriendFinder’s British user base are female.

That is a ratio of one woman to every 16 men.

This week it was announced AdultFriendFinder is using security firm FireEye to investigate the security breach.

Regarding the investigation, AdultFriendFinder said in a statement: “Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation.

“We cannot speculate further about this issue, but rest assured, we pledge to take the appropriate steps needed to protect our customers if they are affected.”