The news comes via Leaked Source, a site that monitors data breaches, which has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts.
Uglies wanting to take revenge on the site have been using fake profile pictures to become members of the exclusive dating community before attempting to subvert the system'Initially the scale of applications from specific geographical areas – Russia, the United States and the UK in particular – caused concern, when we examined the applications in more detail, we noticed a large number of what appeared to be fake profile pictures.
The site introduced a system of validated membership in 2012, whereby entrants are encouraged to take a webcam picture of themselves holding up a piece of paper with their name and date handwritten on it to prove that their pictures are genuine.'We have always led the field in combating this.
Besides apps like Tinder and sites like Ok Cupid, which have emerged as popular options among Indian users, there are several indigenous apps like Truly Madly, Thrill, Waltzz, Krush, Footloose No More, Sirf Coffee and Woo, which are gaining popularity among users.
According to data from a dating site, there were six million Indians who signed up on various dating sites in 2012.
Back in May 2015, news broke that it was breached, albeit on a smaller scale — 3.9 million user accounts were circulating online.
New Delhi: Earlier this week, a hacker group named “Impact Week” hacked Ashley Madison, the dating site for cheaters, and in the process, compromised user data, pictures, credit card information and sexually explicit chats.
K', 'Hmm no, not really' and 'NO Definitely NOT' based on photographs and a brief profile submitted by new applicants.
Friend Finder Networks, the company behind adult dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hit with a massive hack — exposing more than 400 million user accounts.
Members rate new applicants over a 48 hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant 'beautiful'.
Should applicants secure enough positive votes from members, they will be granted membership to the Beautiful People community.
In taking this next step, we believe we will all but eliminate disingenuous profiles on our site and set the example for the online dating market as a whole.