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Dating website for 'beautiful people' hacked, customer data leaked

Controversial dating website BeautifulPeople.com has allegedly been hacked, and the names and addresses of 1.1 million members leaked online.

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The sensitive data of 1.1 million users of dating website BeautifulPeople.com has allegedly been leaked online and is being sold, according to a report by Forbes. This data includes names, addresses, sexual preference, relationship status, phone numbers, email addresses and even private messages.

The website was hacked in December 2015, and at the time BeautifulPeople.com said the incident occurred on a test server and no user information was compromised. However, Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned.com said that real data was hosted on that server, and is now in the internet's grubby paws.

BeautifulPeople.com has come under fire in the past for booting members for not being attractive enough -- 5,000 in 2010 and 3,000 in 2015. People who wish to join the website must undergo a process whereby their attractiveness is rated by website visitors before they can be approved.

BeautifulPeople.com did not immediately respond to a request for comment.