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However, Beautiful People tried to explain but their explanation does not hold weight.
As Hunt also threw some light on the issue that he suspects some hacker found the database, downloaded it and put it up for sale on some secretive data trading forum.
Apparently, though, it didn’t move quickly enough; at some point, the dataset was acquired by an unknown party, which is now selling it on the black market.
The Beautiful People has been notorious online off late since it was much publicized rather criticized for being judgmental as they only have “beautiful people” who are chosen after a lengthy survey and only selected on the basis of their attractiveness.
In an infamous incident in 2009, it was revealed that Beautiful People rejected around 1.8 million people from their website due to loss of hair, age and weight gain, website operators also frequently removed the “not-so-attractive folks, this did not go down well with public.
The personal data of 1.1 million members is currently for sale on the black market, after hackers took it from an insecure database.
Last December, security researcher Chris Vickery made a curious discovery while browsing through Shodan, a search engine that lets people look for internet-connected devices.
Not to mention millions of personal messages exchanged between members.