Avid Life Media says in a statement released July 20 that it launched an investigation and brought in outside digital forensic experts after learning of the suspected intrusion.
"At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points," Avid Life Media says.
We want to help you find the love of your life, no matter what kind of race or ethnical background.
Jewish and christian, hispanic or black, and even seniors are using our free online dating website to find a date.
To safeguard the confidentiality and security of your PII, we use industry standard practices and technologies including but not limited to 'firewalls,' encrypted transmission via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and strong data encryption of sensitive personal and/or financial information when it is stored to disk." But those technologies and practices appear to have been insufficient to protect the company's customers from having their personal details swiped.
One outstanding question is whether the hack attack will lead customers or prospective customers to avoid the site, because they no longer trust it.
If my money is going to be stolen, whether because a banker stole it or it wasn't put in the safe or whatever, I would stop banking there because that's the basis of my relationship with the bank." Avid Life Media had been planning to launch an initial public offering - valuing the company at up to 0 million - later this year in London.
Due to Europeans' more liberal attitude toward affairs, "Europe is the only region where we have a real chance of doing an IPO," Christoph Kraemer, the Avid Life Media's head of international relations, told Bloomberg earlier this year.
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