Around 37 million people will be extremely nervous today after extramarital affair website Ashley Madison was hacked and the details posted online. The Canadian-based site sells itself with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”.
As if online dating wasn't sketchy enough, now you have to worry about hackers. About 20 million accounts on a Russia-based dating website called Topface, according to a report by Bloomberg. About 40% of the data came from European users.
Thousands of items from Canadian military uniforms were stolen or lost last year and the NDP is calling for the Conservatives to explain the security breach.
“Over half a million dollars’ worth of military uniforms and equipment have been stolen or lost, and the Conservative response is inertia,” said NDP defence critic Jack Harris in a statement. “At a time when Conservatives are rushing through anti-terror legislation with no consultation, they are allowing this clear danger to public safety to worsen, unchecked.”
Patreon, a website that allows donors to give regularly to sites, artists, projects and other creators, yesterday evening that it’d been hit by a hack attack that accessed some registered names, email addresses and mailing addresses.
Foursquare is still making gains in users and check-ins, with the company reporting in December of last year that it had reached 45 million registered users and surpassed 5 billion check-ins. That's up from January 2013, when Foursquare had 30 million registered users, a 50% gain in just under one year. (Foursquare did not say how many of those registered users are active each month.)
The parent company of AshleyMadison.com, a dating site that brazenly declares “Life is short. Have an affair,” is the latest subject of a massive data breach. Over the weekend, hackers posted a sampling of user data stolen from the site.
Just two short weeks ago we explained what happened to Tinder's predecessor, Adult FriendFinder, which was a website whose sole purposes was finding, to put it bluntly, a fuck buddy. Just like Tinder currently under IAC's wing, we explained, back in 2011 when the early stages of the current gargantuan tech bubble were only taking shape, nobody could hide their enthusiasm about the stock.