It's a free dating website - sort of - because if you want some upgraded features then you're going to have to pay and even if you don't pay, expect every other dating website to be in your face because Plenty of Fish is not shy about using your information to target you while you're there (that's the easiest way to remember it) and then sign up for a free account - it's pretty self-explanatory as to what you have to do but there is one confusing part.
They ask you towards the back end of the sign up process to answer a series of questions so you match with potential dates better but you can easily skip that part.
Frind said he told Russo and Fenochietto that he would "sue them out of existence if the data comes out." He then apparently e-mailed Russo's mother, but did not say if that helped the situation.
While this is going on, Frind said he received a phone call from former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs asking about the security breach.
Frind's account of the POF hack, however, is a bit more juicy - and weird.
Frind on Monday published a lengthy blog post that he said was not an official statement from his company but instead a "a personal post about what it feels like to be hacked /extorted and the intense pressure and stress you are put under." According to Frind, Russo contacted him to say that Russian hackers had taken over Russo's computer, were downloading the site's database, and had threatened to kill Russo.
"The breach was sealed in minutes and the Plentyoffish team had spent several days testing its systems to ensure no other vulnerabilities were found.
Several security measures, including forced password reset, had been imposed," POF said in a statement.
Does that mean that I should skip all the girls that like to go out on the weekends?
As I teach in my dating relationship education course named , I don't want you to waste a ton of time online - your only object is to get her out for a coffee date so you can see how you mix in the real world!
I am going to completely destroy your life, no one is ever going to hire you for anything again, this isn't piratebay and we definately [sic] aren't fooling around," Frind e-mailed to Fenochietto and Russo.
Last year, Argentinian hackergroup Insilence, led by Russo, gained access to the database of the Pirate Bay.
Russo was allegedly in a panic and told Frind that he had to fly to Argentina or Washington, DC to help stop the attacks.