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Data from 2.28 million MeetMindful dating site users leaked

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Data from 2.28 million MeetMindful dating site users leaked
A 1.2 GB file containing a leak of MeetMindful's user database is posted on a hacking forum

Some 2.28 million MeetMindful.com dating site users had their data leaked in the past week due to a hack.

ZDNet reported on Sunday, January 24, a 1.2GB file containing information from the users registered on MeetMindful was made available on a hacking forum. The data dump appeared to be a leak of the site’s users database.

The report said data made public as part of the the leak included the following:

  • Real names
  • Email addresses
  • City, state, and ZIP details
  • Body details
  • Dating preferences
  • Marital status
  • Birthdates
  • Latitude and longitude
  • IP addresses
  • Bcrypt-hashed account passwords
  • Facebook user IDs
  • Facebook authentication tokens

ZDNet added that while not all the leaked accounts had their full details included, MeetMindful users should be wary as the data can be used to trace them back to their real-world identities.

Gizmodo, in its report, noted the inactivity of the site’s social media channels, while ZDNet said a MeetMindful spokesperson redirected a request for comment on Twitter to an email address that has not answered their query.

It is not clear as to whether MeetMindful has told its users about the incident.

Founded in 2013, MeetMindful is a dating site for those who ascribe to the health, wellness, and mindfulness lifestyle. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.