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Hackers stole data of 20 million users of the Russian dating service Topface
Hacked by unknown Russian dating service Topface and stole the data of 20 million users. It is reported Bloomberg referring to the company Easy Solutions, dealing with security on the Internet.
About hacking experts have learned through the post on the forum for cyberhawks. It is reported that in the hands of criminals got credentials of 20 million people. Half of them are Russian citizens. We already know that the hackers were able to steal user names and email addresses. Have attackers access to passwords is still unknown.
In Easy Solutions does not exclude the possibility that the stolen information can be used to access the credit cards, bank accounts, accounts of health and other personal data. Such information is usually quickly sold online fraudsters who hack user accounts on other sites with the help of automated programs using the same user names and passwords, which were introduced during registration on a dating site.
The report says that about 50% of compromised accounts belong to the Russians. Another 40% are citizens of EU countries. In this case, 7 million are affected by mail to Hotmail, more 2.5 million – on Yahoo !, and 2.3 – on Gmail.
According to information from the site Topface, service is “the fastest growing dating sites in the world.” The Company estimates the number of visitors to 1.6 million visitors. The company is headquartered in St. Petersburg. Topface is CEO Dmitry Filatov.
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