Users Complain of Account Hacks, But OkCupid Denies a Data Breach
Monday February 11, 2019. 04:30 AM , from Slashdot
But several users couldn't explain how their passwords -- unique to OkCupid and not used on any other app or site -- were inexplicably obtained. 'There has been no security breach at OkCupid,' said Natalie Sawyer, a spokesperson for OkCupid. 'All websites constantly experience account takeover attempts. There has been no increase in account takeovers on OkCupid.' Even on OkCupid's own support pages, the company says that account takeovers often happen because someone has an account owner's login information. 'If you use the same password on several different sites or services, then your accounts on all of them have the potential to be taken over if one site has a security breach,' says the support page. In fact, when we checked, OkCupid was just one of many major dating sites -- like Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, Badoo, JDate, and eHarmony -- that didn't use two-factor authentication at all.
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