We have also implemented the need for consumers to use stronger passwords and made various other improvements.
The main reason, why online dating services like Kovla are so popular among men, is that they can create new relationships with warm-hearted, easy-going and family-oriented Russian women.Men who choose Russian brides for marriage know that these women will make their future family priority number one in their life.Considering the personal nature of the leaked information and its source, the hack could also open victims to blackmail schemes.In a statement, California-based Friend Finder Networks Inc., which owns Adult Friend Finder and about 20 other dating sites, said it had "just been made aware of a potential data security issue" and that it had begun working with law enforcement and cybersecurity forensics firm Mandiant, part of Fire Eye."Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation," the statement said.The hacker claiming responsibility, who goes by the handle ROR[RG], posted several spreadsheets detailing the data records of more than 3.5 million users.
According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.
Adobe, as Krebs reminds us, found it necessary to alert only 38 million active users, though the number of stolen emails and passwords reached the lofty heights of 150 million records.
More relevant than arguments about data-set size is the fact that Cupid Media claims to have learned from the breach and is now seeing the light as far as encryption, hashing and salting goes, as Bolton told Krebs: Subsequently to the events of January we hired external consultants and implemented a range of security improvements which include hashing and salting of our passwords.
Did you know that in the United States about 40-60% of women suffer from extra weight (percentage depends on the state)?
On the contrary, in Russia 95 % of women are slim and slender, having no weight issues.
Andrew Bolton, the company’s managing director, told Krebs that the company is currently making sure that all affected users have been notified and have had their passwords reset: In January we detected suspicious activity on our network and based upon the information that we had available at the time, we took what we believed to be appropriate actions to notify affected customers and reset passwords for a particular group of user accounts. We are currently in the process of double-checking that all affected accounts have had their passwords reset and have received an email notification.