"Plentyoffish is bringing on several security companies to perform an external security audit, and will take all measures necessary to make sure our users are safe." The hackers in question, however, said that they simply informed POF about a vulnerability with its system and offered to work with the site to fix the problem.In an e-mail, Luca Fenochietto and Chris Russo said they discovered the problem on January 21, which exposed users details, including usernames, addresses, phone numbers, real names, e-mail addresses, passwords in plain text, and in most of cases, Pay Pal accounts, of more than 28 million users.Dating site Plentyof was hit by hackers this weekend, but rather than a quick data grab, the alleged hacker carried out a scheme that involved tales of Russian mobsters, extortion plots, late-night phone calls, and a noted tech reporter.Dating site Plentyof was hit by hackers this weekend, but rather than a quick data grab, the alleged hackers carried out a scheme that involved tales of Russian mobsters, extortion plots, late-night phone calls, and a noted tech reporter, according to the site's CEO."The vulnerability was fixed and they remain in contact with us, since they were interested in hiring us as security professionals in order to make an analysis of the [platforms]." Fenochietto said they were in the process of setting up a business deal when Frind "got progressively more aggressive and unresposive with us" and later accused Fenochietto and Russo of trying to steal his user database."Then i'm going to sue you In Canada, US and UK and argintina [sic].Originally established in 2003 by founder Markus Frind, he managed to gain ten million users while running the site from his bedroom.Today the dating site is available in five different languages reportedly have an impressive 55,000 new sign-ups a day.
From then on, it is up to the users whether they would like to chat more or even meet in person.The site claims an impressive three million users are active every day and make the impressive statement that you know at least one person who found someone on POF.The site is free to use, meaning people don't have to part with any money to start finding their matches.Lazenby, from Colne, in Lancashire, had exchanged messages with both via Plenty of Fish website before arranging to meet them both on “dates”, Burnley Crown Court was told.His case prompted Judge Andrew Woolman to tell the court that just because women sign up to the website, it "does not mean that the consent to sex." Meanwhile, in January 2017, Ryan Schofield, who met a string of women on Plenty of Fish and other sites, was jailed after attacking eight victims over a seven-year period.The site then offers a lengthy, if not entertaining, chemistry test, where users answer a series of questions to establish their character.The data from this is then used to match people with other users who it is believed they will have a spark with.I am going to completely destroy your life, no one is ever going to hire you for anything again, this isn't piratebay and we definately [sic] aren't fooling around," Frind e-mailed to Fenochietto and Russo.Last year, Argentinian hackergroup Insilence, led by Russo, gained access to the database of the Pirate Bay.The hackers successfully exported 345 accounts from the Plentyof Fish (POF) database, and then tried to convince the site to hire them as a security team.If POF refused, the hackers said they would release the data to the press, the company said.