A dating advice site run by eHarmony was compromised recently, exposing names, email addresses and hashed passwords, the dating site said yesterday.
EHarmony on Thursday said some data was obtained without authorization from its ancillary informational site, eHarmony Advice. The intruder was able to snag a file from one of the eHarmony Advice database that included user names, email addresses and hashed passwords, eHarmony said on its official blog.
The company pointed out that it uses “robust security measures,” including password hashing and data encryption, to protect members’ information. As a result, the hacker was unable to break into the eHarmony network.
“We have taken appropriate steps to remedy the situation and have notified any potentially affected customers, who comprise an extremely small fraction of our total eHarmony.com user base (less than 0.05 percent),” eHarmony said. “We deeply regret any inconvenience this causes any of our users.”