Data dating sites
Indeed, that seems to have been at least part of the motivation behind the hack, along with the CTO's proclamation that the company's "Full Delete" service completely erased all the data.Earlier that year, hook-up site Adult Friend Finder was also hacked, with the personal details of nearly four million users leaked, including their IP addresses and dates of birth.
And because most dating sites ask users to give consent for their data to be used for research purposes, this online courting has played out like an enormous social science experiment, recording people's moment-by-moment interactions and judgments.Sensitive personal data including cookies, API keys, and passwords has been leaked by web optimization giant Cloudflare.The company — which provides SSL encryption to millions of sites across the internet — announced the leak in a detailed post on its blog last night."I didn’t realize how much of the internet was sitting behind a Cloudflare CDN until this incident,” he wrote on February 19th.
"We're talking full https requests, client IP addresses, full responses, cookies, passwords, keys, data, everything." After spotting Ormandy's Twitter message, Cloudflare engineers disabled three features that used the broken code that caused the issue, and moved to work with search engines who had cached the information to clear it.A team led by Elizabeth Bruch, a sociologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, tapped into this torrent of dating data.