UPDATE: Statement from ESingles about MilitarySingles.com
Today, a spokesperson for ESingles provided an update to the MilitarySingles.com breach report. Their statement is as follows:
After a thorough investigation by our company programmers, it is our conclusion that our database was not hacked and that the claims of the Lulzsec group are completely false. Here are a couple points to note:
1. The total number of users in our database does not even closely match the number they have claimed to have exposed.
2. All user passwords in our database are encrypted and secure.
3. The location of the file the above user posted is in a repository directory on our website for user’s photos. The above user simply uploaded a photo of the Lulzsec group and does not mean in any way whatsoever that they were successful in actually hacking our service.
4. MilitarySingles.com was down for a few hours on March 25th due to regularly scheduled maintenance, not due to any outside activity.
We have taken measure to confirm our website and it’s database is secure and safe for our members, and will continue to do so. We are unable to confirm that the so-called checklist of email addresses have actually come from our user database.
I responded to their statement with some questions and comments under their reply and I hope they’ll provide further clarification.