That’s not ideal, but the onus is still on companies like Beautiful People to put in the effort to lock down the sensitive information with which they’re entrusted.
Especially since it’s so easy to do so, as Mongo DB understandably wants to stress.
"We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage.
The information that’s leaked also isn’t quite as devastating as being outed as an active adulterer, and Beautiful People says no passwords or financial data were exposed.
Still, as you might imagine, a dating site knows a whole lot about you that you might not want broadcasted to the world.
And apparently, enough beautiful people were angry that some members had enjoyed a bit too many treats during the holiday season.
So Beautiful sent those flagged members e-mails, according to the company statement, telling them they could register again for the site when the extra pudge was gone.
It’s for the betterment of beautiful people around the globe.
That’s the ugly message an exclusive international dating site sent to more than 3,000 members it gave the boot to Thursday for “letting themselves go.” “This may sound harsh, and it is the most difficult part of managing the business,” Beautiful People.com’s co-owner Genevieve Hodge said in a statement. It prides itself on being a network for “REAL beautiful people who actually look in real life as they do online,” according to its page.Apparently, though, it didn’t move quickly enough; at some point, the dataset was acquired by an unknown party, which is now selling it on the black market.For its part, Beautiful People has attempted to explain away the breach by saying it only affected a “test server,” as opposed to one in use for production, but that’s a meaningless distinction, says Vickery.“It makes no effing difference in the world,” says Vickery.The free website, which boasts more than 800,000 users, first launched in Denmark 2002 and took off in the U. remember, is a dating site that allows members to vote on hopeful enlistees based on their looks, ensuring that people who belong meet certain standards of both attractiveness and shallowness.Some gave the site a shot again, hoping fellow users might not see them as the "fatties" others had. Maintaining those standards is what the site is about, Hodge said, and that's why people were expelled.