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02-May-2018 03:45

The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.Cupid Media, which describes itself as a niche online dating network that offers over 30 dating sites specialising in Asian dating, Latin dating, Filipino dating, and military dating, is based in Southport, Australia.Krebs contacted Cupid Media on 8 November after seeing the 42 million entries – entries which, as shown in an image on the Krebsonsecurity site, show unencrypted passwords stored in plain text alongside customer passwords that the journalist has redacted.It’s worth noting, again, that Facebook doesn’t have to do anything nefarious to know what its users passwords are. It’s an extremely safe bet to say that we can expect plenty more “we have stuck your account in a closet” messages from Facebook with regards to the Cupid Media data set, given the head-bangers that people used for passwords.Given that the Cupid Media data set held email addresses and plaintext passwords, all the company has to do is set up an automatic login to Facebook using the identical passwords. To wit: “123456” was the password for 1,902,801 Cupid Media records.More relevant than arguments about data-set size is the fact that Cupid Media claims to have learned from the breach and is now seeing the light as far as encryption, hashing and salting goes, as Bolton told Krebs: Subsequently to the events of January we hired external consultants and implemented a range of security improvements which include hashing and salting of our passwords.We have also implemented the need for consumers to use stronger passwords and made various other improvements.

Whether those email addresses and passwords are reused on other sites is another matter entirely.

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Cupid Media subsequently confirmed that the stolen data appears to be related to a breach that occurred in January 2013.

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.

Whether those email addresses and passwords are reused on other sites is another matter entirely.

So guys with online dating accounts, how's this been going for you?

I don't care if I have to misrepresent my age, this is next level shit if it works. filter1=0,3...,10000&And For instance, change 4000 to 8000.

Cupid Media subsequently confirmed that the stolen data appears to be related to a breach that occurred in January 2013.

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.