The site, which only allows people onto it who are deemed attractive enough, appears to have had its users’ data compromised.That personal information has now been leaked across the web, where it has been made available for sale, according to security experts.
More than 42 million plaintext passwords hacked out of online dating site Cupid Media have been found on the same server holding tens of millions of records stolen from Adobe, PR Newswire and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), according to a report by security journalist Brian Krebs.Cupid Media, which describes itself as a niche online dating network that offers over 30 dating sites specialising in Asian dating, Latin dating, Filipino dating, and military dating, is based in Southport, Australia. They have to send more messages, work harder on their profile pictures, craft award-winning bios and live with the fact that most dating sites have more men than women. That also means that if you use EVERY strategy I’m going to teach you below… When it comes to online dating, men clearly have a large disadvantage. Well, because it means that men are doing something VERY wrong with their dating profiles to cause such a low response rate.But, since dating apps are one of the most common ways to meet people these days, it may not be ideal to cut them out of your plan of attack entirely.
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Andrew Bolton, the company’s managing director, told Krebs that the company is currently making sure that all affected users have been notified and have had their passwords reset: 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. We are currently in the process of double-checking that all affected accounts have had their passwords reset and have received an email notification.
Cupid Media’s quibble on the size of the breached data set is reminiscent of that which Adobe exhibited with its own record-breaking breach.
We have also implemented the need for consumers to use stronger passwords and made various other improvements.
Krebs notes that it could well be that the exposed customer records are from the January breach, and that the company no longer stores its users’ information and passwords in plain text.
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