2. Plenty of fish
It didn't get phished (wahay) but another malvertising attack hit PlentyOfFish, which draws over 3 million daily users prior to the Match.com attack. It is also owned by Match, which is gearing up for an IPO.
3. Ashley Madison
Adultery website Ashley Madison - which boasts the tagline “life is short, have an affair” was hacked around the same time it announced its Canadian IPO. Hackers released the personal details of 37 million people internationally, including high profile figures. The CEO stepped down and there has been little mention of going public since.
Earlier this year, Russian dating website Topface paid a hacker after he stole 20 million credentials from the site, exposing a vulnerability.
5. Beautiful People's Shrek virus
Danish dating website was allegedly hit with a “Shrek virus” that allowed 30,000 “ugly” people to join its site. Security firm Sophos called time on the rumour, which appears to be nothing more than a shallow publicity hoax.
6. Lovely faces
In 2011, Facebook threatened legal action against the creators of an online "dating" site that featured a quarter of a million profiles scraped off the social networking giant's site and uploaded without permission.
7. Military singles
LulzSec hackers took credit for an alleged compromise of MilitarySingles.com, a dating website for military personnel, and the leak of over 160,000 account details from its database. The motivations for hacking the database were unclear at the time.
8. Cupid Media
Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records including email addresses and clear-text passwords from Cupid Media, a network of dating websites in 2013.
Ozzy Cupid Media operates a network of over 30 niche online dating websites with more than 30 million members in North and South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. This includes gaycupid.com, asiandating.com and interracialdating.com.
9. Inner Circle bans woman after too many sign up
It’s the stuff of dating site dreams. The Inner Circle has yet to be plagued with security concerns, but it did hit an obstacle when it had to ban women from signing up - as there were too many using the service.
10. Securer dating
Mobile dating app Singles Around Me has revealed a patent-pending technology called Position-Shift that allows singletons to change their location in order to protect their privacy - a growing concern with mobile apps.
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