The kid is clearly crazy." Launched in 2003 in Vancouver, Frind has almost single-handedly grown the free dating website into a massive online enterprise with 28 million users. "Here's a self-made millionaire who's a total hardcore geek and has built most of the site himself," said Evans, who runs Online Dating Insider," but yet hasn't spent evidently any time on securing passwords, which to me is just like, talk about leaving the keys to the kingdom outside the moat." "The fact that it wasn't done, to me, I almost call it a lack of respect for your members." Some users on the site's forums were also complaining on Monday that Frind has only been forthright with the security issue on his blog and not on the Plenty of Fish home page.
"The site owner didn't think it was important to notify the users ...
“The Plenty of Fish team had spent several days testing its systems to ensure no other vulnerabilities were found.
Several security measures, including forced password reset, had been imposed.
CEO and founder Markus Frind launched the company from his Vancouver apartment in 2003.
The Match Group says the deal is subject to approval from the federal industry minister and is expected to close early in the fourth quarter.
Frind believes emails, usernames and passwords were downloaded during an “incredibly well planned and sophisticated attack,” which he alleges was perpetrated by Argentinian Chris Russo, who last year claimed responsibility for hacking the Pirate Bay, a site which allows users to illegally download music and movies. 18, after days of countless and unsuccessful attempts, a hacker gained access to database.
We are aware from our logs that 345 accounts were successfully exported,” states Frind’s blog.
I am a very attractive woman and most of the women there must be overweight and ugly, because most guys made me go on web cam before meeting as they did not believe I was real!!!Plentyoffish is bringing on several security companies to perform an external security audit, and will take all measures necessary to make sure its users are safe.” On the Plenty of Fish blog, Russo has claimed that he was simply trying to inform administrators about flaws in the site. by web tracking company Alexa, and is about 40th in Canada.He also said he was open to working for the dating site as a security consultant. Dave Evans, a consultant and analyst who follows the online dating industry, said the fact that Frind does so much of the site’s work himself may have caught up with him.OMG, I could go on for days, telling horror stories from POF connection # 1 The married men # 2 The perverts and pigs only looking for sex, but say they are looking for long-term # 3 The physco that refused to stop calling my home, even when threaten with the police # 4 No doubt like the gaga video where they show POF being used in a prison, i would bet money inmates have full access.I personally have been on and off the site for over 1 year and had at least 100 email messages a week, mostly LIARS, and FAKES!!!