On the edge of a mass LinkedIn hack (6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn were leaked), nearly 1.5 million passwords from popular Internet dating website eHarmony have reportedly been stolen, and most of them were simply cracked by a software.
According to numerous reports, the eHarmony attack was performed by the same hacker who managed to grab 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords. The hacker, after grabbing the eHarmony passwords, leaked a list of 8 million passwords (combining passwords from both sites).
The staff of eHarmony has confirmed that passwords were stolen, but they did not reveal how many. EHarmony has took the measure to email new passwords to every user who got his account hacked. It is believed that only 98,000 passwords from the site remained safe.
Source:The Los Angeles Times