The data stolen from Southport, Australia-based niche dating service Cupid Media was found on the same server where hackers had amassed tens of millions of records stolen from Adobe, PR Newswire and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), among others. Six days later, I heard back from Andrew Bolton, the company’s managing director.The purloined database contains more than 42 million entries in the format shown in the redacted image below. Bolton said the information appears to be related to a breach that occurred in January 2013.“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,” Bolton said.“We are currently in the process of double-checking that all affected accounts have had their passwords reset and have received an email notification.” as listed in the purloined directory, he suggested I might have “illegally accessed” some of the company’s member accounts.
Alex Holden, chief information security officer at Hold Security LLC, said Bolton’s statement is reminiscent of the stance that software giant Adobe Systems Inc. In that case, a database containing the email and password information on more than 150 million people was stolen and leaked online, but Adobe says it has so far only found it necessary to alert the 38 million active users in the leaked database.“We are currently in the process of double-checking that all affected accounts have had their passwords reset and have received an email notification.” Bolton continued: 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.We have also implemented the need for consumers to use stronger passwords and made various other improvements.So if you can't deal with art stuff everywhere, i'm not the gal for you!Looking to make friends but also a relationship would be nice!