Saturday, June 9, 2012
Several online dating sites hacked.
The "Russians", as if they were in the cold war era. They had previously copycatted:
the "Fat Man"
The RDS-1 explosion yielded 22 kilotons of TNT, similar to the American Gadget and Fat Man bombs.
The Tupolev Tu-4 was a piston-engined Soviet strategic bomber that served the Soviet Air Force from the late 1940s to mid 1960s. It was a reverse-engineered copy of the U.S.-made Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
The Tupolev Tu-144 was the world's first supersonic transport aircraft (SST). The design, publicly unveiled in January 1962, was constructed under the direction of the Soviet Tupolev design bureau, headed by Alexei Tupolev.
The Buran spacecraft was a Soviet orbital vehicle analogous in function and design to the US Space Shuttle.
The Intel 8086
The 8086 (also called iAPX 86) is a 16-bit microprocessor chip designed by Intel between early 1976 and mid-1978. The electronics industry of the Soviet Union was able to replicate the 8086 through both industrial espionage and reverse engineering. The resulting chip, K1810BM86, was binary and pin-compatible with the 8086, but was not mechanically compatible because it used metric measurements.
TeAmoRU is a copycat of eHarmony
Remember last January 2011 PlentyOfFish and eHarmony's highly publicized incident? (and Match & Meetic also hacked but not publicized)
I thought they were going to lead changes in the Online Dating Industry, they were going to run security audits and made great changes but I was wrong. All the rubbish was swept under the carpet and they did not solve anything.
It also seems several online dating sites, like PlentyOfFish and eHarmony HAD BEEN ALERTED IN ADVANCE, since 2009 about security holes, but they had not paid the attention it deserved.
Now the "Russians", hacked several online dating sites. Stay tuned. More info soon.
It seems the vulnerability is through mobile devices.