Six of the eight documents in the database were found in SQL format, suggesting that the hackers used SQL injection to access the database.“I feel disappointed but the site didn't seem to be secure in the first place.
Members use criteria other members set, such as age range, gender and location.
Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones.
Users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information, to enable them to search the service provider's database for other individuals.
Privacy activist, ‘The Chthulu' noted the breach on his twitter account.
Troy Hunt has uploaded the data from the breach to his site “Have I Been Pwned?
They never used https,” said Zaheer, a current Muslim Match user, speaking to Motherboard.
Another user called Rook found the news to be “very scary.
Muslim Match, a religious dating site, has suffered a data breach that exposed about 150,000 user accounts.
More than 700K private messages were posted online as well.