170,000 military dating-site users exposed, hackers say

A hacker group claimed to have made public the names, emails, addresses and passwords for 170,000 United States military personnel apparently obtained by hacking a dating website, according to a May 23 report by Nextgov.

An affiliate of the LulzSec group claimed in March to have compromised the militarysingles.com website to obtain personal data of members, including Army and Navy personnel cited in Aliya Sternstein's report.

However, a person claiming to represent militarysingles.com denied that an attack had taken place in a statement on an online bulletin board devoted to data breaches.

At the same time, the bulletin board’s Web manager noted that the personal information obtained in the hack appeared to match the usernames of members on the home page, Nextgov wrote in the report.

Defense department officials were not immediately available to comment.

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