27 Jan '15, 10am
Russian Dating Site To Affect 20 Million Members
“A hacker calling himself ‘Mastermind’ is claiming to be in possession of over 20 million credentials for an unnamed dating site,” Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy Solutions, a fraud protection and black market monitoring solutions provider, told us. “These credentials are claimed to be 100 percent valid in a posting to a paste site. Included in the list are over 7 million credentials from Hotmail, 2.5 million from Yahoo and 2.2 million from Gmail.com.” The Ripple Effect The list appears to be international, with hundreds of domains listed from all over the world, according to Topface. That makes sense, given Topface’s claim to a rapidly growing dating service, with people all over the world registered for its service. Although the company is headquartered in Russia, half of its users are from outside the Communist nation.