The company said that it had not yet identified any malicious uses of the information, but noted that there was an additional problem because some of the data had been cached by search engines.The problem was initially spotted by Tavis Ormandy, working for Google's Project Zero security initiative, on February 18th, but the flaw may have been in effect as early as September 22nd last year."I didn’t realize how much of the internet was sitting behind a Cloudflare CDN until this incident,” he wrote on February 19th.
Earlier that year, hook-up site Adult Friend Finder was also hacked, with the personal details of nearly four million users leaked, including their IP addresses and dates of birth.Questions over the safety of online dating hacks may once have referred to not knowing the real identity of the person (or people) you are chatting to and personal safety, more recently attention has turned to the safety of users' data.The Ashley Madison attack in July 2015 revealed the sensitive data of 37 million people.Not according to a study of more than 1 million interactions on a dating website published this week in the .Instead, the results indicate that you are probably looking for "deal breakers," harshly eliminating those who do not live up to your standards. People met their romantic partners through the recommendations of friends, family, or even at real-world locations known as "bars." Whatever signals and decisions led people to couple up were lost to science. According to the Pew Research Center, 5% of Americans in a committed romantic relationship say they met their partner through an online dating site.
The “already public” excuse was used in 2008, when Harvard researchers released the first wave of their “Tastes, Ties and Time” dataset comprising four years’ worth of complete Facebook profile data harvested from the accounts of cohort of 1,700 college students.