Hack of online dating site Cupid Media exposes 42 million plaintext passwords
More than 42 million plaintext passwords hacked out of online dating site Cupid Media have been found on the same server holding tens of millions of records stolen from Adobe, PR Newswire and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), according to a report by security journalist Brian Krebs.
Cupid Media, which describes itself as a niche online dating network that offers over 30 dating sites specialising in Asian dating, Latin dating, Filipino dating, and military dating, is based in Southport, Australia.
Krebs contacted Cupid Media on 8 November after seeing the 42 million entries - entries which, as shown in an image on the Krebsonsecurity site, show unencrypted passwords stored in plain text alongside customer passwords that the journalist has redacted.
Cupid Media subsequently confirmed that the stolen data appears to be related to a breach that occurred in January 2013.