gets hacked!

Beautiful People
27 April 2016

A dating site called has been hacked, with the data of 1.1 million people being leaked online.

Reports say that the site was hacked in November, with details such as people's income, addresses, private messages, email addresses, phone numbers, and sexual preferences being swiped in the process.

Forbes report that this information has been sold online.

If you aren't aware (although everyone who reads Bitterwallet is clearly impossibly good looking), is a site that refers to itself as "an exclusively beautiful community, founded for the purpose of creating personal and professional relationships."

It also describes itself as "a playground for the aesthetically blessed", which is hilarious.

Basically, it is all the good looking people from down the club, getting together to ignore us munters. To gain access to the site, you get voted on by other members over a 48 hour period, and if you're not beautiful enough, you're shown the door.

Troy Hunt, a security expert who runs, told Forbes that this data has been traded online, but we don't know how much it went for and who got it.

"We're looking at in excess of 100 individual data attributes per person," says Hunt; "Everything you'd expect from a site of this nature is in there."

So what are the site in question saying about this matter?

"There has been no new breach of our system," said, adding: "This vulnerability was widely reported in November of 2015 with 35,000 vulnerable MongoDB servers affecting businesses large and small."

"The data said to be accessible on the 'dark web' is the same data as the two security researches accessed and downloaded in the December 2015 breach."

"The breach involves data that was provided by members prior to mid July 2015. No more recent user data or any data relating to users who joined from mid July 2015 onward is affected."

"All impacted members are, of course, being notified once again. The data does not contain any credit card information and user passwords are encrypted."

"The privacy and security of our members is of paramount importance to us and this matter is being investigated."

This echoes the hack that saw members of AshleyMadison having their private details stolen.

TOPICS:   Privacy   Social Media

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