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The group was reportedly brought down by one of their own, known as "Sabu," who had apparently been working as an informant since last summer when he pleaded guilty to computer hacking conspiracy and other charges. are aware of the claim that someone has hacked Military and are currently investigating the situation.At this time there is no actual evidence that Military was hacked and it is possible that the Tweet from Operation Digiturk is simply a false claim.A hacker claims to be selling tens of millions of user accounts for adult dating site on the dark web, including information on sexual desires, preferences, and other personal details.
It has verified that 498 of those credentials linked back to Mate1 accounts.
However, spelling errors and the absence of an email verification system by which a Mate1 user must click a link to activate their account might mean that many of the compromised email accounts either belong to people who actually do not own them or do not function properly.
Interestingly, there are similarities here with what was found at Ashley Madison - which also failed to do any kind of email verification for new accounts.
And, like Ashley Madison (which was allegedly riddled with fembots to lure male users into paying for an account) there appear to have been millions of fake accounts on Mate1 too.
(Cupid Media has no link to New York-based online-dating service OK Cupid.) Of those 42 million Cupid Media compromised accounts, 1.9 million, or 4.5 percent of the total, used the password "123456"; 1.2 million used "111111." Yet since all the passwords were unencrypted, even users who used strong passwords are now at high risk of identity theft and account hijacking. 20), security blogger Brian Krebs revealed he had found the Cupid Media data buried on the same cybercriminal server that had stored data stolen from Adobe Systems, PR Newswire and the National White Collar Crime Center.
(The 150 million stolen Adobe user records had such poor password encryption that Facebook decided to alert its own users who also appeared in the Adobe data set.) MORE: Adobe Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself Andrew Bolton, managing director of Cupid Media, told Krebs that his company had suffered a data breach in January 2013.We do however take the security and privacy of our members very seriously and will therefore treat this claim as if it were real and proceed with the required security steps in order to ensure the website and it's database is secure.Admin, Military To which Data responded, saying: "I compared the database in the file to the 'online members' pictured on your home page and the entries in the data dump correspond to those usernames." Meanwhile, the photos of singles on Military were not being displayed this afternoon, replaced with this wording: "Error: Slideshow data cannot load due to security issue." Updated p.m. 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.Joseph Cox of , reports that the passwords are believed to have belonged to members of Mate1, an online dating website with an estimated membership base of 36.5 million users.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating