Just one day after LinkedIn users woke up to the news that their passwords had been hacked, eHarmony users woke to the same dismal notification, with the same hacker having stolen over 1.5 million of the online dating site's user's passwords.
Whereas LinkedIn was hesitant to confirm the extent of the users affected, the popular dating site was quick to implore the opposite strategy, immediately confirming that a small amount of information had been compromised and resetting their login information automatically.
"After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected," the site wrote on its blog. "We are continuing to investigate... as a precaution, we have reset affected members passwords."
For a site that thrives upon the customer experience to continue to draw new users to become members, that was definitely smart thinking on eHarmony's part!
What do you think of all the recent password hacking that has been in the news? Are you rushing to reset your own passwords, or do you still feel comfortable in cyberspace?