Dating Site eHarmony Hacked, 1.6 Million Password Stolen

Dating Site eHarmony Hacked, 1.6 Million Password Stolen

After LinkedIn now cyber criminals targeted one of the famous dating site eHarmony and stolen more than 1.6 millions of passwords from the database. The authority has admitted that its password database has been compromised, with around 1.5 million hashed passwords being found in the wild. The leaked database that appeared in public contained unsalted MD5 hashed passwords and was reported to not contain any identifying user-names or email addresses. According to the sources all the password hashes has been randomly submitted to some underground hacker's forum where a user asked for help in cracking the hashes. This help was collectively given by the forum members who were then reportedly given the LinkedIn hashed passwords to work on. After the primary investigation eHarmony confirmed that a small fraction of user database has been affected. And affected members password has already been reset. eHarmony did not give any details of how the passwords were leaked and says they will continuing to investigate what happened. 


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