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Dating site data is available for sale online

Dating site data is available for sale online this claim is made by the online hacker that, Beautiful people dating website data is available for sale online. According to the sources, the data that has been stolen from the dating website aimed at “beautiful people only” has been traded online. The details of more than a million members including their weight, height, job, and phone numbers were discovered unencrypted online in December 2015. They have now been sold on the black market, said security expert Troy Hunt. Read the complete news here.

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The firm claimed the data belonged to members who joined before July 2015 and that no passwords or financial information was included. Security researcher Chris Vickery, who originally discovered it, told the BBC the firm acted quickly after he notified them – but by then, data had already been sold on. “They published it openly to the world with no protection whatsoever,” he said.

Beautiful People originally claimed the content was from a test server but Mr Vickery said the data itself was still genuine. “Whether or not it’s in the test database makes no difference if it’s real data,” he added. It also transpired that a second researcher had identified the same weakness on the same day.

“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,” Beautiful People said in a statement.

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“As far as we were aware, at that time [in December 2015], only the two security researchers who informed us of the breach had access to this data.”

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