It looks like the MilitarySingles.com breach is back in the news.
Yes, that would be the hack that they denied happened.
The newest round of reports flows from a report by Imperva, dissecting the breach. John E. Dunn of Techworld, ITProPortal, and Anne Saita of ThreatPost cover the report and the risks consumer-created content pose for the security of social network sites.
So the media is still discussing a breach that an entity has not acknowledged – and has actually denied.
In the meantime, a reliable source informs DataBreaches.net that a state agency wrote to ESingles, Inc. (the parent company for MilitarySingles.com) to ask them whether they had a breach that needed to be reported under the state’s breach notification laws. The firm was asked to respond by May 21, but as of May 22, the state had not received any response from them.
It will be interesting to see what the state will do now. Personally, I do hope they investigate, as I think people should be notified if their personal information and chat logs have been dumped on the Internet for the whole world to see. As I’ve said before, I am not persuaded by ESingle’s denials. I think the data are pretty damned compelling. And if the state doesn’t investigate the incident, I hope the FTC will.