Adult dating sights
Once users migrated over to Snapchat, they would see videos and photos that vanish in 24 hours of a woman displaying nudity or performing sexual acts on herself, according to the report.Eventually, scammers would lead users to links to adult dating sites.Considering the personal nature of the leaked information and its source, the hack could also open victims to blackmail schemes.In a statement, California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc., which owns Adult Friend Finder and about 20 other dating sites, said it had "just been made aware of a potential data security issue" and that it had begun working with law enforcement and cybersecurity forensics firm Mandiant, part of Fire Eye."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," the statement said.
"We flag and remove most spam accounts before they can reach users' feeds, and we continuously improve our protections, even as malicious actors work to evade our safeguards."Tik Tok declined to say how many fake accounts are on the platform or how prevalent the scams outlined in the report are.
Channel 4 reported that within hours of the data being posted online, hackers began swarming to buy email addresses to target with them phishing scams.
One victim told the station he'd already been hit with virus-laden emails.
Cybersecurity company Tenable released a 50-page report on Wednesday that outlined three types of scams it found on Tik Tok that involved directing users to adult dating sites, impersonating popular users and boosting likes and followers."Given Tik Tok's meteoric rise in popularity, it comes as no surprise that scammers would take notice," Tenable researcher Satnam Narang said in the report.
"So far, these scams appear to be in their infancy."In March, Narang started tracking scammers on Tik Tok, which surpassed this year.
On average, these adult dating scam accounts would have 650 followers and receive more than 1,700 likes on their videos, according to the report.