He said that he and his team discovered a SQL injection vulnerability on Jan.
21, which exposed in plain text the names, usernames, passwords, physical and email addresses, phone numbers and Pay Pal account data of more than 28 million members.
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If your dating profile is hacked into, the scammer can not only use your identity on the dating site but may also use your details for identity fraud.
Following is a list of the most commonly used passwords, according to Dark Reading. There is no reason for anyone but you to know the password to your online dating account or email address.
Find more detailed information in the Security Guide written for Red Hat Linux.
If your account has been hacked into and your details compromised, get in touch with the dating company immediately.
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.
We are currently in the process of double-checking that all affected accounts have had their passwords reset and have received an email notification." What's alarming is that there doesn't appear to have been any media reports confirming that a security incident involving customer data occurred at Cupid Media in January 2013. Here is a list of the ten most commonly used passwords, according to the Cupid Media customer database seen by Brian Krebs: These passwords would be abysmal choices if the websites had been storing them in a secure, encrypted format.
They were stored by the hacked company in *plaintext* format. Security blogger Brian Krebs has reported that an intrusion at online dating firm Cupid Media earlier this year resulted in hackers getting away with the haul of valuable data earlier this year.
It has since been discovered on a web server, alongside data stolen in other hacks, including a recent attack against Adobe.
They will verify your identity and close your profile or at least make it inaccessible to the hacker.