Military Personnel Data at Risk After Dating Website Hacked

It is being reported that the website has been successfully hacked by a group who call themselves LulzSec Reborn.  It is thought that information such as email addresses and passwords relating to a total of 170,000 accounts has been compromised. Despite such claims by security experts, the company that operates the dating website, ESingles, has refused to acknowledge that a security breach has occurred at this stage and that they are going to go through the necessary procedures to make sure that the databases are safe.

In a statement that was released by ESingles, they proclaimed “At this time there is no actual evidence that was hacked and it is possible that the Tweet from Operation Digiturk is simply a false claim.” The company then stated that it will treat this claim as if it were real and precede with the required security steps in order to ensure the website and its database is secure.”

If the website has been hacked, the main concern is the .mil addresses and passwords that haven been compromised. If a member has signed up to the website using their .mil email address and used the same password, this could lead to confidential military information being compromised which could have unprecedented results.

On the MilitarySingles website, there are no warning messages of a possible breach and no indication that data may have been compromised. On the homepage, a statement still remains about how seriously they have taken security measures, “”We are fanatical about your privacy and security. Our site is constantly monitored using state-of-the-art technology. We have spared no expense that your personal information is stored and encrypted securely, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Zach Lanier, a security researcher, advises that any members of the dating website change their passwords. He also added that everyone should ensure that they use complex passwords. Lanier went as far as stating that he doesn’t even know most of his passwords because he keeps them in a password vault.


Our Customers

  • ATOS
  • Age UK
  • Alliance Pharma
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • CSC
  • Centrica
  • Citizens Advice
  • City of London
  • Fujitsu
  • Government Offices
  • HCL
  • LK Bennett
  • Lambretta Clothing
  • Leicester City
  • Lloyds Register
  • Logica
  • Meadowvale
  • National Farmers Union
  • Network Rail
  • PKR

Sales question? Need support? Start a chat session with one of our experts!

For support, call the 24-hour hotline:

UK: 0800 999 3600
US: 800-220-7013

Or, if you've been given a screen sharing code:

Existing customer?

Click below to login to our secure enterprise Portal and view the real-time status of your data protection.

Login to Portal