“We’re not denying this happened,” ALM CEO Noel Biderman told Krebs.
In an email sent to the Mackeeper team, C&Z said the database contained only test data, an assessment which the Mackeeper team does not believe to be true.
“ Thanks for letting us know, the Mongo DB database was only live for a few hours as we were testing migrating data from SQL to Mongo DB, so most of them were just dummy data with randomly generated emails and passwords, and not our live database, we shut down the database about an hour ago, and there're no data breach, only you guys had detected it.
The Mackeeper team says the data included usernames, plaintext passwords, dates of birth, height, weight, gender, body type, race, IP addresses, country of origin, and other information usually stored inside a dating site.
” C&Z Tech Limited operates several dating sites such as haveafling.mobi, nz, nz, haveanaffair.mobi, hookupdating.mobi, but also a few mobile applications.The Mackeeper team says that this database contained the personal details of over 1.5 million users that have signed up for these services, which advertise themselves as sites for finding one night stands or finding partners for extramarital affairs.If ALM doesn’t comply, the hackers say they will continue releasing “all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails,” Krebs reports. and Canada, a significant percentage of the population is about to have a very bad day, including many rich and powerful people,” the hackers reportedly stated.They also say Ashley Madison’s customers are “cheating dirtbags” who do not deserve discretion, Krebs writes. ALM says it is trying to contain the huge leak and has condemned the hackers’ actions.A New Zealand-based company has secured a database holding information on over 1.5 million users that have signed up for several of the dating sites and mobile application the company operates.