The data was leaked thanks to ‘human error’, the publisher of the newspaper noted, and it wasn’t the fault of a Guardian employee, but rather a third-party technology provider.
No more details were supplied about the source of the data spillage, but The Guardian confirmed that the problem no longer exists, as you would hope.
Only email addresses and user IDs were directly exposed, a spokesman for the site told the BBC.
This login info offered a possible mechanism for miscreants to harvest further information from users' profiles.
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A premium paid-for product, Soulmates sits within a busy, highly competitive market, appealing to a progressive, metropolitan audience.
Lovestruck came away with two of the biggest awards of the night – winning Dating Website of the Year and Dating App of the Year.
You can certainly take steps to guard your personal data against hackers to some extent, but if you’re using services on the internet, then there’s not much you can do if their security – or a related third-party working with the firm – is lax.Our response is all about these simple, special connections.This positioning differentiates from competitors who trade off features like the most intelligent algorithm, or just pure volume of users.Hosted by Channel 4 presenter Rick Edwards, the event celebrated the best in UK-based online dating, events, bloggers and matchmakers.There were 26 categories, each award judged by a panel of industry experts from various corners of the industry.