"The data leak was from one of our test databases, the majority of data were dummy data and were randomly generated, and the vulnerability was immediately remediated," he added.He said that passwords have been reset for the "small number" affected, and said they will be notified.People aged 50 and older represent 25 percent of membership on the popular dating site -- a 45 percent jump in the last five years, a spokesman said.But not everyone who hopes to find a mate online is falling blissfully in love.“I think she would be a great asset to come back to the show.
Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.
Truth is, many boomers often reach their 50s and older and find themselves uncoupled, either through death or divorce; they don't know where to turn.
Many haven't been on the dating scene for decades and, feeling lonely and vulnerable, turn to their nearest computer for help.
The database, run by C&Z Tech Limited, a New Zealand-based dating company that runs a number of websites and mobile apps, like That data includes usernames and email addresses, passwords (stored in plain text), gender, dates of birth, profile photos, the country of residence. "In a relationship but need someone extra," said another.
And other personal information like body type, height and weight (if a user chooses to enter it), desires, interests, race, turn-ons, the type of person a user is seeking to interact with, and whether the user smokes and drinks. A third wastes no time: "Just looking to f**k." Many of the records we saw include Whats App or Snapchat usernames -- at least two we found had published phone numbers.