One of a number of newly disclosed breaches reported by The Register this week was one involving 6 million users of a dating web site, Coffee Meets Bagel. The Register reported that 6,174,513 accounts were listed for sale for 0.13 BTC ($468) total on a dark web marketplace. DataBreaches.net’s investigation revealed that the market was Dream Market, and the seller was someone calling themselves gnosticplayers. That seller had registered on Dream Market on February 6.
According to The Register, each account record “contains typically a full name, email address, age, registration date, and gender. This security breach has not been previously publicly disclosed.”
As a result of The Register‘s reporting, CoffeeMeetsBagel investigated and confirmed that at least some user data was hacked.
Today, a reader sent along this notification that they received. Their notification only indicates that name and email address prior to May 2018 were involved. This individual was told that no financial information or passwords were compromised.
Because the report in The Register had mentioned other data fields, DataBreaches.net reached out to Coffee Meets Bagel to inquire whether other data fields were involved for other users. A spokesperson sent the following statement that said, in part:
With online dating, people need to feel safe. If they don’t feel safe, they won’t share themselves authentically or make meaningful connections. We take that responsibility seriously, so we informed our community as soon as possible — regardless of what calendar date it fell on— about what happened and what we are doing about it.
We can confirm that approximately six million users were impacted. Beyond emails and names, no other CMB user information was compromised.