"It's definitely pervasive."have to to be careful of what I say," Andrew Conru, the founder and owner of Adult Friend Finder, tells me one morning in his corner office high above San Jose. Since he launched AFF in 1995, he's turned the site into a swinger-friendly empire that's discreetly mainstream — boasting over 30 million members who pay a month to find "sex hookups, online sex friends or hot fuck friends." But while Conru has enough millions to retire several times over, he's giving a rare interview to blow the whistle on the widespread use of sexbots in the business."The only way you can compete with fraud is you let people know it's fraud," he tells me.The new trend sees normal Instagram accounts getting hacked, the user name, profile and bio changed, and a URL added.
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With a Google image search, one of the women turns out to be pornstar Megan Summers. Any number of spammers and hackers might have created the profile with Summers' photo; it could be a housewife using the likeness to boost her appeal or conceal her identity. "It's a daily slog, going through hundreds of accounts every day evaluating them and deactivating them," he says.
"It's been a cat and mouse game for 20 years."And it's not a game he always wins.
More recently, Symantec has noticed that some hacked accounts don’t feature any new photos, and the username stays the same.
The new bio tells the user to visit the profile link, which is either a shortened URL or a direct link to an intermediary site controlled by the scammer.
Hackers are accessing and taking over Instagram accounts in order to promote adult dating sites.