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Cheating site Ashley Madison breached by hackers threatening to expose users

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Attackers threaten to publish nude pictures, secret sexual fantasies, real names and addresses of Ashley Madison users: all as comeuppance for what they say is an unkept promise of secrecy.

Tinder adds verified accounts to stop people getting duped by fake celebrities

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Is it really Kit Harington / Katy Perry / Harry Styles / Lindsay Lohan / other-hot-celebrity? Now you'll be able to tell!

Police break up romance scam gang that fleeced women of $1.5 million

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York Regional Police in Canada this week announced the arrest of nine men who allegedly targeted women on dating websites, and conned seven victims out of a total of $1.5 million.

The romance scammer's outward demonstrations of love must conceal a dark heart ...

Adult FriendFinder hacked, users' intimate details exposed on Dark Web

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Adult FriendFinder, a website billed as a way for people to "find friends, sex, flings and hookups," has had a serious data breach. Now millions of people who thought they were using a discrete service to find casual sex have had their private information exposed online.

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

Tinder hack tricks men into unknowingly flirting with each other

In yet another example of how very hackable Tinder is, an engineer set up bait female profiles and then hooked up the guys who "liked" them.

Dating site buys back 20 million hacked email addresses

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Despite the hacker putting the email addresses up for sale, the undisclosed sum is apparently not ransom, it's an "award", says hacked site Topface.

STD dating site PositiveSingles.com faces $16.5 million fine for sharing user profiles

STD dating site PositiveSingles.com faces $16.5 million fine for sharing user profiles

The dating site for people with STDs promised "100%" anonymity but used the anonymous claimant's profile on affiliated niche dating sites such as AIDSDate, Herpesinmouth, ChristianSafeHaven, MeetBlackPOZ and PositivelyKinky.

Online dating scammer targeted elderly victims out of $1.1million

$1.1 million online dating scam targeted elderly victims

32-year-old Kris Koranteng has been arrested and charged with 11 separate counts, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He and his crew are thought to have sought out vulnerable love-seekers on popular dating sites including Match.com and Chemistry.com.

Looking for love in all the scammy places this Valentine's Day

Looking for love in all the scammy places

The FBI is warning about Lotharios who prey on people in online dating scams. Don't get caught out!

Online dating scam costs lovelorn Canadian $500k

Lovelorn Canadian conned out of $500k in online dating scam

The rise of online dating has been spotted by cyber-crooks looking to exploit every weakness of the web-using world. Poor "Tony" lost $500,000 (CAD) to online scammers after being pulled into a complex, long-term fake romance con by a man he met on a dating site.

OKCupid app, Crazy Blind Date, peeks into your privates

OKCupid blind-date app, Crazy Blind Date, peeks into your privates

A bug in OKCupid's recently released Crazy Blind Date application allowed complete strangers to paw at users' data.

Man pretends to be woman on internet, recovers lost phone in double-quick time

Man pretends to be woman on internet, recovers lost phone in double-quick time

How far would you go to recover a mobile phone you'd left in a taxi?

New York trombonist Nadav Nirenberg went further than most...

Sexy young women entice the unwary in Yahoo dating scam

Sexy young women entice the unwary in Yahoo dating scam

Ladonna, Lekisha, Solange, Maggie, Lorri, Clorinda, Estefana, the list goes on..

I'd like to thank all of you for your kind (unsolicited) offers to start a relationship.

Users of dating website eHarmony told their passwords have been stolen

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Over a million users of an online dating website are told that their password has been compromised by hackers.

Cyber romance scams cost US victims $50 million in 2011

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Who doesn't love a good romance story? Oh, probably those who have ended up losing out on a lot of money.

Online dating and your privacy: Is it a doomed relationship?

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On this Valentine's Day, we find that it is increasingly difficult to be both lovelorn and discreet.