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.