Beautiful people dating site hacked
Beautiful People works by having existing users of the opposite sex vote on whether new applicants pictures are attractive enough.
The site, which only allows people onto it who are deemed attractive enough, appears to have had its users’ data compromised.
That personal information has now been leaked across the web, where it has been made available for sale, according to security experts.
Ashley Madison, the dating website with the controversial tagline ‘life is short, have an affair’, was hacked last month and now cyber attacking group The Impact Team has started following up on their threat to reveal the identities of users.
Posting an initial sample of the stolen data this morning, names and credit card details have been leaked on the ‘dark web’ – not, in fact, an evil internet underworld, but an encrypted site that is only viewable in specialised browsers.
Microsoft researcher Troy Hunt, who maintains a searchable database where concerned users can check if their data has been exposed called as a stunt in 2011, and while his own photo was rejected, two others—an unknown pretty woman he named “Harper Lee” and a photo of actor Ryan Reynolds, whom Nguyen named “Ryan R.,”—were accepted.
He found that the site’s emphasis on attributes, rather than interests, was a bit stifling as a place to find a partner: “I could hypothetically search for a 21-year-old, 112 lbs., 5’7” girl who owns a house in Omaha, but not search for someone who was interested in rock climbing,” he wrote.‘We have always had the confidentiality of our customers’ information foremost in our minds, and have had stringent security measures in place, including working with leading IT vendors from around the world.’ And, while some people may be grateful for the offer, its surely not the job of ‘The Impact Team’ to police people’s relationships?People’s lives could be completely blown up because they’ve broken their marriage vows and, while we can all judge, it really isn’t this group’s place to publicly shame anybody.So 37.5million people, including 1.2million Brits, who have literally signed up to cheat on their partners, are at risk of being exposed – but do Ashley Madison’s users deserve to have their details published and their relationships destroyed?The hackers want parent company Avid Life Media to shut down the infidelity website as well as one of its partner sites Established Men, which claims to hook up ‘young, beautiful women with successful men’. ‘We will release all customer records, profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies, nude pictures, and conversations and matching credit card transaction, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails,’ The Impact Team (or, TIT, ironically) stated.A former employee who left the company in May placed the virus into the system as a parting gift. Beautiful claims it was hit by Ugly Virus [digitaljournal] Thanks to Trevor, who agrees it's what's on the inside that counts. , i thought beautiful people didn't need dating websites, ouch, shattering dreams, shrek virus, that's what you get!Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating