Muslim Match, a religious dating site, has suffered a data breach that exposed about 150,000 user accounts.
More than 700K private messages were posted online as well.
”, which included usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, chat logs, locations and hashed passwords.
Researchers at Motherboard correlated the user names with the data, analysed the IP addresses and determined that users were spanning worldwide in countries such as the UK, US, Pakistan and others.
Six of the eight documents in the database were found in SQL format, suggesting that the hackers used SQL injection to access the database.
“I feel disappointed but the site didn't seem to be secure in the first place.
Users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information, to enable them to search the service provider's database for other individuals.Members use criteria other members set, such as age range, gender and location.