“The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they’re gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs.
At the time I’m writing, no one has claimed responsibility for the data breach, the company has confirmed the incident but hasn’t provided any information on the number of customers affected by the attack.
The story was first reported by The Channel 4 news website on Thursday and warned users of the popular dating website that has more than 64 million members.
The report said that last year that botnet had more than 1.2 million zombie servers or computers reporting each day, but these days it’s declined to between 50,000 and 100,000.
The botnet, noted Krebs On Security, apparently is prompting an endless network of adult data sites that are connected to only two companies: Cyber Erotica and Deniro Marketing, LLC (a.k.a. The report noted that what isn’t typical about the botnet is that the reporting panels are still showing data via real-time updates about the size and status of the machine.
The site has 63 million users worldwide and claims more than 7 million British members.