ZDNET - May 9 - Hacker group "ShinyHunters" claims to have breached 10 companies and selling the data of their users on a dark web cybercrime marketplace for $18K. Dating app Zoosk is allegedly one of the 10 hacked companies. The hackers are the same group who breached last week Tokopedia, Indonesia's largest online store. Hackers initially leaked 15M user records online, for free, but later put the company's entire database of 91M user records on sale for $5K.
Mark Brooks: I asked Eric Eichmann, the CEO of Spark Networks for comment on this. He said, "Data safety and customer security are top priorities for Zoosk and for Spark Networks. As such, we are taking this weekend's news of a potential data attack extremely seriously. We have opened an investigation into the claim and will be working with external advisors and the appropriate authorities to assess validity. We will take all relevant measures that are necessary to ensure the integrity and protection of any user data, including those of a preventive nature."