In a blog post, e Harmony’s corporate communications chief Becky Teraoka said that the firm was resetting the passwords of affected users.
For our mutual protection, Zoosk uses third party services to analyze accounts for potential fraud.
Online dating website e Harmony has confirmed that passwords for some of its users have been exposed in a security breach that echoes the high profile incident involving Linked In yesterday.
(The 150 million stolen Adobe user records had such poor password encryption that Facebook decided to alert its own users who also appeared in the Adobe data set.) MORE: Adobe Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself Andrew Bolton, managing director of Cupid Media, told Krebs that his company had suffered a data breach in January 2013.
At that time, Bolton told Krebs, Cupid Media took "what we believed to be appropriate actions to notify affected customers and reset passwords for a particular group of user accounts." However, as Krebs noted, "I couldn't find any public record — in the media or elsewhere — about this January 2013 breach." Cupid Media, headquartered in a gleaming office tower in Southport, Queensland, Australia, operates more than 30 online dating sites around the world catering to different regions, lifestyles and tastes.
If you've ever registered on any of those sites, change your password immediately on that site and on any other sites on which you may have used the same password.