Dating sites hacked
Back in August 2015, the ‘dating’ site Ashley Madison was hacked, exposing married cheaters the world over.
We found out 86 per cent of the site’s users were men, São Paulo had the most registered users of any city and it’s mainly used by rich, powerful men.
Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users published online." with a PGP key.
In its message, the group blamed Avid Life Media, accusing the company of deceptive practices: "We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn't deliver." None of the accounts on the website need email verification for the profile to be created, meaning that people often create profiles with fake email addresses, and sometimes people who have similar names accidentally confuse their email address, setting up accounts for the wrong email address.
The leaked database contains eight separate documents, containing personal information including user names and passwords, email and IP addresses, and one file that contained over 790,000 private messages between users.
Sample messages include, “”I was not married or engaged before.
On 18 and 20 August, the group leaked more than 25 gigabytes of company data, including user details.
Because of the site's policy of not deleting users' personal information – including real names, home addresses, search history and credit card transaction records – many users feared being publicly shamed.
We help you manage your time and your connections with our Quick Reply feature.He’d yet to take any relationship offline, but he was in trouble.Whilst several high-profile members of the site were revealed to the public, Thomas was blackmailed and started receiving emails from a hacker who called himself Mr X: “I have all the information about your online affairs and even the cheatings you did...” where users can check if their data has been hacked.The Muslim Match website is currently suspended for Ramadan.