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eHarmony Joins the Hacked Passwords Club

by Sean P. Aune | June 7, 2012June 7, 2012 7:00 am PST

eHarmony screen

It seems that even a site dedicated to helping you find love can be the target of nefarious plots to steal user passwords.

We reported yesterday that nearly 6.5 million passwords were stolen from LinkedIn – the company later said “some” were stolen – and now it appears the same hacker also hit the popular eHarmony dating site.

Apparently the hacker posted both lists to a known hacker forum and requested assistance in cracking the hash codes on the passwords.  Some reports state that of the 8 million passwords that were posted, only 98,000 remain secure.  In a blog post from eHarmony, the company states that it has reset the passwords of the 1.5 million users that were impacted by the theft.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...