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Dating Site Hacked, Names and Passwords Exposed

DATA LOSS

February 11, 2011

The online dating site eHarmony has announced that a hacker used a vulnerability to access the usernames, e-mail addresses and passwords of users of its informational site eHarmony Advice. CNET News reports that the Krebs on Security blog first reported the vulnerability and soon after found eHarmony data offered for sale on an online marketplace for hacked data. The company says it has fixed the vulnerability and is notifying affected customers and suggesting that they change their passwords. "At no point during this attack did the hacker successfully get inside our eHarmony network," the company said in a blog post. The company has not released the number of users affected, but says it represents less than .05 percent of eHarmony's 33 million users.
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