BLOOMBERG - Jan 29 - Russian online-dating service Topface said it paid a hacker an undisclosed sum, preventing the person from selling or leaking 20M user addresses. The theft raises concerns about data security in Russia, where two biggest Internet companies, Yandex NV and Mail.ru Group Ltd, reported leaks of millions of accounts last year. Topface has 90M registered accounts, according to its website.
by Ilya Khrennikov
The full article was originally published at Bloomberg, but is no longer available.