If you're a budding Edward Snowden then you'll need to go much, much further.
Let's jump into it, and we'll start somewhere simple.
The dating site, which bills itself as a website where members can find other interested parties for casual sex or other spontaneous meetups, is part of a much larger parent company called Friend Finder Networks, which has more than 600 million members across its 40,000 websites.
There are always questions when a data breach occurs, and one of the major ones for consumers is, “What will a thief do with my information?
” If credit card information or Social Security numbers are stolen in a breach, then there’s a good chance there could be financial repercussions.
But if those pieces of the puzzle are missing, there are still plenty of ways the data can be useful to a thief.
Whilst that's unlikely to be the threat that most folks just wanting to remain genuinely anonymous on the classes of personal site we continually see being breached, it's also an unnecessary risk.
For example, you can enter an address such as [email protected] head off to Mailinator, enter the alias and immediately view the contents of the mailbox: There's no authentication and therefore you need to assume there's no confidentiality (although the likelihood of someone stumbling across a genuinely randomised email alias is extremely low), but when email is simply a barrier to site entry then Mailinator is a very simple solution.