California based Friend Finder Networks, which owns the dating site, said it was aware of the "seriousness" of the potential breach.Channel 4 News reported today that personal details such as email addresses and sexual preferences were among the information leaked."We have already begun working closely with law enforcement and have launched a comprehensive investigation with the help of leading third-party forensics expert, Mandiant."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." Mandiant has so far declined to comment further.In a separate incident today, m Spy - a company offering software that allows people to spy on others - admitted it had hacked, with thousands of customer records leaked online.
A casual dating website has warned millions of customers their personal data could be at risk after a suspected leak.Adult Friend Finder has called in police over the missing data, affecting up to 3.9million of the website's 64million users.