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Ugly hack at dating site for 'beautiful' people
Being good looking isn't easy.
Even beautiful people have to worry about getting hacked.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET update.
If you've ever been denied entry into the elite dating site beautifulpeople.com, Well, it's time to be grateful that you were rejected from the shallow network, because the personal details of more than one million members of Beautiful People have been leaked online, that's according to a report from Forbes.
The data breach, wait, hold on.
To report this story right, I need some appropriate background music.
Yeah, that's better.
The data breach Which appears to be from December.
And it's not just your typical usernames and emails but also specific details on what these people look like.
Exact addresses, income, education, current employment, mobile phone numbers.
Even if there is no Financial data in the leak.
All this info was gold for identity thieves.
Researches worked with Forbes and verified that a number of these accounts are real people.
The dating site released a statement that anyone who joined after of July of last year was not.
Beautifulpeople.com is no stranger to controversy.
The site often brags about denying access to people deemed too ugly to join, and last year the site announced it dumped more than 3000 members For gaining weight or looking old.
But before you laugh at the pain of the genetically blessed, Spotify users may also be dealing with some hacking drama.
It's been reported that hundreds of Spotify account user names, emails, and passwords have been leaked online.
That's according to Tech Crunch.
Tech Crunch says it reached out to some of these accounts and verified that they are real, but Spotify denies it has been hacked, and it told CNet that its user records are secure.
Either way, if you use Spotify it's a good idea to change your user name and password and make sure that that password and email combo isn't also used to log in to other sites.
And as we continue on today's theme of horrible internet people, Twitter is doing more to help users report abuse.
If someone is harassing you on Twitter, Soon you can attach multiple tweets in a single abuse report.
So, you don't have to waste time reporting every single tweet.
Twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to combat abusive users.
So, here's another baby step.
That's all for this tech news roundup.
You can head to cnet.com for the latest.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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