eHarmony falls prey to LinkedIn crypto crackers

Powered by SC Magazine
 

But company mum on details.

Dating site eHarmony has confirmed user passwords were leaked in a massive cache uploaded to the internet this week.

The passwords did not contain account usernames, according to the adult dating company.

"After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected," the company said on its blog.

The passwords were contained in the same dump that exposed potentially 6.5 million LinkedIn users.

News broke about the leak of unsalted LinkedIn passwords after user dwdm uploaded the stolen cache to the cryptographic boffin web site insidepro.

Password crackers quickly got to work assisting dwdm to break the SHA-1 cryptographic function.

The words eHarmony and harmony were cited in a second list on the web site but it remained unclear from where the passwords were stolen.

User dwdm did not respond to questions by SC Magazine about the origins of the cache.

EHarmony has reset passwords for "affected" accounts

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


eHarmony falls prey to LinkedIn crypto crackers
 
 
 
Top Stories
NBN Co names first 140 FTTN sites
National trial extended.
 
Cloud, big data propel bank CISOs into the boardroom
And this time, they are welcome.
 
Photos: A tour of CommBank's new innovation lab
Oculus Rift, Kinect and more.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  25%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  23%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  12%
 
Software development
  27%
TOTAL VOTES: 224

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  63%
 
No
  37%
TOTAL VOTES: 67

Vote