A group calling itself “LulzSec Reborn” claims to have released the user names and passwords of more than 170,000 subscribers to the online military dating service MilitarySingles.com. Government Computer News reported the group also planned to release military email addresses and private messages.
However, Esingles, which owns MilitarySingles.com, questioned the validity of the data breach since the site has only 140,000 members. While ESingles said it was likely a false claim, it would proceed as if it were real and take appropriate security measures. Members have been encouraged to change their passwords.
MilitarySingles.com is an online dating service “created to provide soldiers a means to find a match with someone who is interested in the military lifestyle.”
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