Although the hacker originally offered the dating site's passwords for sale on the Hell forum for 20 Bitcoin (approximately ,700), it is unclear if the data actually sold for that amount.
This leak illustrates that password security should be just as important to web dating services as it should to other online platforms.
Joseph Cox of , reports that the passwords are believed to have belonged to members of Mate1, an online dating website with an estimated membership base of 36.5 million users.
In a conversation with Cox the anonymous hacker described how he had control over Mate1's systems: was able to obtain approximately 500 of the leaked passwords.
A hacker claims to have recently sold 27 million passwords belonging to users of an online dating website on a dark web marketplace.
News broke earlier this week about how an unnamed hacker allegedly put tens of millions of passwords up for sale on the underground forum Hell.
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