[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-40: eHarmony Hacked

WASC Web Hacking Incidents Database wasc-whid at lists.webappsec.org
Mon Apr 25 09:03:16 EDT 2011

*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-40: eHarmony Hacked
*WHID ID: *2011-40
*Date Occurred: *February 10, 2011
*Attack Method: *SQL Injection
*Application Weakness: *Improper Input Handling
*Outcome: *Leakage of Information
*Attacked Entity Field: *Entertainment
*Attacked Entity Geography: *USA
*Incident Description: *Joseph Essas, chief technology officer at eHarmony,
said Russo found a SQL injection vulnerability in one of the third party
libraries that eHarmony has been using for content management on the
company’s advice site – advice.eharmony.com. Essas said there were no signs
that accounts at its main user site — eharmony.com — were affected.
“The SQL dump contained screen names, email addresses, and hashed passwords
for account login on the Advice site.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/02/eharmony-hacked/
*Attack Source Geography:*
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