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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.
Leaked Source said it was able to view passwords for 99% of the credentials.
It said that some 78,301 of the accounts were registered to e-mail addresses, which are used by the US military, and another 5,650 were addresses used by US government agencies.
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The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.
"Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible," it said If Leaked Source's claims are confirmed, the number of e-mail addresses would account for more than 10 times the number exposed in last year's high-profile hack of infidelity website Ashley Madison.
That attack prompted class action lawsuits and an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission.
That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.
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.He "will become anybody's slave" and lied about his age on the site, claiming to be 29.The breach was carried out by a hacker who goes by the moniker ROR[RG].One victim told the station he'd already been hit with virus-laden emails.