Online Dating Site Plenty Of Fish Hacked: By Hacker Chris Russo?
Plenty of Fish CEO Says Hacker Chris Russo Behind Plenty Of Fish Attack
One of the world's largest online dating site has been hacked says the CEO of Plenty of Fish, Markus Frind.
Frind, in his personal blog post, Plenty of Fish wrote, " Plentyoffish was hacked last week and we believe emails usernames and passwords were downloaded. We have reset all users passwords and closed the security hole that allowed them to enter."
So registered members of Plenty of Fish should check their accounts. But then the story behind the Plenty of Fish hacker attack become down right bizarre, Markus Frind fills us in by accusing a hacker who he identifies as Chris Russo.
"Chris Russo a hacker from Argentina who hacked Piratebay and signed up to plentyoffish several days before I had to go to a conference. The attacks started as I was on an airplane to attend the internet dating conference in Miami. It took Chris Russo 2 days to break in; he didn’t even try to hide behind a proxy, signed up under his real name and executed the attacks while logged in as himself."
Frind goes to say that Chris Russo and an associate attempted to extort money from Plenty of Fish and made vague claims about "Russians" have all the Plenty of Fish data files unless Frind hires them.
"They then say we should find a way to work together as they are a security company. In exchange for complete access to all of our source code and SQL servers they can make sure we aren’t attacked again. Now they want us to Sign NDA’s Contracts etc. They also claim they know the locations of where the Russians dumped our data and they can delete it."
"Next, I just get pissed off and start explaining how i’m going to sue them out of existence if the data comes out. They are trying to extort us, but they are making stuff up as they go along because they have absolutely no idea what they are doing. At this point I did the only logical thing; I emailed his mother."
Chris Russo who says he is a "security researcher" responded by saying he and his team were only trying to point out a vulnerability in the Plentoffish website.
I explained to him several times that we were only reporting an error, but he refused to understand and kept accusing us, over the telephone communication he clearly threatened me again, saying that he was going to do something, just before mentioning his connection to criminal organizations.
Plentyoffish.com exposes 30,000,000 users information, we reported that, and get nothing but trouble and are threatened, directly by the founder Mr. Markus Frind.