The company alleged in a US Federal Court in New York complaint that EM Online had created two websites, and ruadventures.com, to broadcast fabricated, negative testimonials, but the complaint was dismissed.
The site makes money by charging users who want to meet Eastern European women.
Special, premium smilies – like a vibrating, multi-color LOL – cost extra.
Cam share (audio not enabled) costs six credits a minute. The Fortune article observes: "And thanks to people like me willing to pay to talk with beautiful young women like Anastasia – who was paid to respond – the trade is doing pretty well".
https:// In the early 1990s when the company first launched, it used catalogs to introduce men to Russian women.
The company launched its first website in January 1997 and expanded its business in more cities throughout Russia and Ukraine.
Before I found Anastasia Date I was repelled by online dating, simply because of the thought I can't ever really be sure who's on the other side of the line (sorry, machine).
It took me awhile to figure out that you get what you pay for in this case just as you do in life in general.
Having demonstrated their capability, hackers contacted the dating site and demanded US,000 (£7,234) in exchange for stopping further attacks.
works on a credit-based system so we believe their intention is to get you to use as many credits as possible because then you will need to replenish your credits by purchasing more costing you more money and making the owners of the site a larger profit. This is our opinion and many members who have purchase credits and bought memberships on Anastasia Date have talked about this.
The women are real but they are employees paid to chat with you that is the bottom line.
After this incident, hired data security company to investigate this case, identify responsible and bring the perpetrators to justice.
During the investigation experts at International data security firm Group-IB confirmed that the attack was carried out by Ukrainian nationals Gayk Grishkian and Inna Yatsenko.
As of 2012, such users buy credits "priced on a sliding scale, starting at .99 for 20 credits, and going up to 9.99 for 1,000.