Hack dating site
Sam is best known for creating the largest computer virus to date via My Space and applied his algorithmic formula to dating profiles.
It essentially worked like this: Sam aggregated all of the dating profiles around Los Angeles and had them sorted through with categories such as reading/writing level, which was then broken down again into finding the commonality of discarded profiles to be further efficient.
Specialty dating site Muslim Match has been hacked, with approximately 150,000 dating profiles and 500,000 private messages posted online.
The private data made available in this hack includes employment and marital status, religious conversion information, and stance on polygamy, as well as all the confidential information shared between users on the site’s private messaging service.
As much as I always wanted to share my life with a Muslim wife, I was not fortunate enough to meet my soul mate before now,” and “”I’m interested to get to know you, as I am looking for a soul mate / wife, and hope that it will be you.” Researchers at Motherboard obtained a full set of data and were able to correlate user names with email addresses, IP addresses and passwords, and to connect specific users with the messages they sent through the service. They also made contact with some users, who said that news of the hack was ‘very scary.’ Zaheer, a current user, said that while he is disappointed in the breach he thought the site lacked security, particularly as they did not use https encryption.
Analysis of the IP addresses suggests that Muslim Match users were worldwide, from Pakistan, the UK, and the U. Because six of the eight documents in the database are in SQL format, the hackers may have used SQL-injection to access the database.
It just wasn’t really something people considered we’d hold on to for very long -- just another fad from the tech world. According to Pew, online dating has lost a lot of its stigma, as 59 percent people now believe it’s a good way to meet someone.