Just last week, Ashley Madison, an extra-marital dating site was compromised by hackers who released personal information of subscribers online.
Today, a security expert has revealed that the popular UK dating site, Plenty of Fish, has been a prime target and that there is a possibility that members, who used the site in the past few days, face the prospect of being attacked and their personal information may have been compromised.
Plenty of Fish is a very popular UK domiciled dating service that claims to have over one hundred million users from across the world.
Concerns over Bitcoin created a favourable tailwind for Ethereum (ETH/USD), which is the world’s No. Ether’s price topped 0.00 on Monday and later settled at 3.54. At its peak, ether was up 10% on the day and 70% for the month of August.
A security researcher at Malwarebytes, named Jorome Segura, said that this mode of cyber attack requires no contact.
According to him, it is inconsequential whether users visit dodgy sites or not, the truth is ‘typically it will sit on your computer and wait for the user to log onto a banking site.’ Once the Tinba gets hold of victims’ information, it relays it back to the cybercriminals, who immediately proceed to empty the accounts and move on to new targets.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, major support is located at 0.00.
In addition to defacing the company’s website, the hackers pushed a special “pre-sale” ahead of the ICO.
While many users realized it was a scam, 1,492 ether tokens – valued at 5,000 – were directed into the hackers’ cryptocurrency wallet by unsuspecting backers.
Just last week, Bitcoin was trading at new records near ,500.00. 1 hard fork, climbed to new records on Saturday, but has been in free-fall ever since.
The BTH was down another 20% on Tuesday to 4.49, according to Coin Market Cap.