Adult dating hack passwords
In what must rate as one of the worst password security breaches ever, it has been discovered that the names, addresses, dates of birth and unencrypted passwords of over 40 million online daters have been stolen by hackers.
Cupid Media is a firm based in Queensland, Australia, that runs a wide variety of niche dating websites including Asian Dating.com, Christian Cupid.com, Single Parent Love.com, Gay Cupid.com, and Thai Love amongst many others.
In conversation with Krebs, Cupid Media managing director Andrew Bolton said that the database included details of inactive users, as well as current customers, and was probably related to a security breach that occurred at the company in January 2013.
Andrew Bolton told Brian Krebs: "In January we detected suspicious activity on our network and based upon the information that we had available at the time, we took what we believed to be appropriate actions to notify affected customers and reset passwords for a particular group of user accounts. However, what is very clear is that many of the passwords exposed in this latest security breach are woefully bad choices by Cupid Media's users.
The names and email addresses of more than 3 million members of the sex and hookup site Adult Friend Finder have been released online.
Details of the security breach were reported by the U. One of the largest dating websites, Adult Friend Finder bills itself as a place to "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now" and has over 64 million members worldwide.
The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.
According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.
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.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating