If you have an account on online dating website Mate1.com then it is very high probability that your account has been hacked.
A hacker has claimed of accessing the account usernames, passwords and email addresses for 27 million people by posting a Hell.
According to the Motherboard Vice, who first reported about the hack said that hacker has hacked over 27 million users account details, and sold them to someone else through a deal brokered on the Hell forum.
The hacker told to Motherboard Vice that he managed to compromise the Mate1.com server, and used command access to look at the MySQL database and then download parts of it.
Further adding he said that the online dating website has lax a security flaw which allow users to log onto the website without authenticating their email-id to complete the sign-up process, which means that you just have to log onto the website, create your account with an email address that belongs to you or to someone eases.
The hacker reveals that Mate1 does not use any encryption technique to store passwords, so don’t worry if you have forgotten your password, it will be sent to the corresponding email in plain text.
It is not clear how much the hacker eventually sold the data for, although he was offering it