More than 2 months ago, PlentyOfFish & eHarmony explicitly admitted they were hacked, and probably Meetic, Parship, Match&Chemistry and PerfectMatch were hacked too.
I thought that highly publicized incident of PlentyOfFish & eHarmony 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.
From this "5+ years old (still valid) whitepaper"
" ..... it should not be too surprising that online dating may have unanticipated consequences.
In fact, studies of major technologies and inventions (from cell phones to antibiotics, to cars) have found a repeated pattern of:
-Intensity of spread and excitement.
-Disaster or highly publicized damage is observed.
-Reform occurs in the industry.
-Vigilance by industry and consumers become necessary.
If online dating follows this trend, we can expect problems to arise that will bring the intensity period to an end. This is not an inevitable cycle. The question for the online dating industry is: What level of disaster will it take to lead to reform and new guidelines in the industry? Will the disaster have to occur on your own site before you make changes?
When the Online Dating Industry is going to receive its Fukushima Dai-ichi???