It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
LinkedIn hacker steals 1.5m passwords from dating site eHarmony LinkedIn hacker steals 1.5m passwords from dating site eHarmony
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


LinkedIn hacker steals 1.5m passwords from dating site eHarmony
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th June 2012, 07:49   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 139,643
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default LinkedIn hacker steals 1.5m passwords from dating site eHarmony

The hacker suspected of stealing 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords is apparently a hopeless romantic, as he also stole 1.5 million passwords from dating site eHarmony.

The hacker dumped the combined total of about 8 million passwords on an unsuspecting web forum run by a Moscow company specialising in password recovery software. Obviously the company did not have this sort of “password recovery” in mind.

It is estimated that eHarmony has about 20 million users worldwide, so one in fifteen had their password stolen. However, eHarmony said only a “small fraction” of its user base has been affected, although we are not sure that one in fifteen qualifies as a small fraction.

Luckily the passwords were stolen in hashed form, the Telegraph reports, so it will take some work to convert them to a usable form, which should give users ample time to change them. Security experts will insist on using unique passwords for each login.

The site said it would contact affected members and reset their passwords. Otherwise they might end up with rather interesting looking profiles and even more interesting dates.

http://news.techeye.net/security/lin...-site-eharmony
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LinkedIn confirms security breach, 'some passwords' affected Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 7th June 2012 08:40
Man Steals NY Federal Reserve Bank Source Code Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 20th January 2012 09:43
Hacker could get up to 25 years jmke WebNews 0 23rd March 2010 11:30
Vista's so bad no one steals it jmke WebNews 19 12th June 2008 15:31
Nvidia steals ATI's mobile thunder jmke WebNews 0 18th December 2006 19:08
FBI hacker was trying to get his job done jmke WebNews 0 7th July 2006 17:19
Hacker Elite Sidney WebNews 0 18th August 2004 08:20

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:24.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO