“Men’s social networking website and online dating application Manhunt has suffered a data breach. According to a security notice filed with the office of the Washington attorney general on April 1, the 20-year-old site was compromised in a cyber-attack that took place in February 2021.
An unauthorized third party downloaded personal information belonging to some Manhunt users after gaining access to the company’s account credential database. The compromised database contained customers’ usernames, email addresses, and passwords. After discovering that a breach had occurred, Manhunt performed a forced reset of all users’ passwords.
Manhunt began notifying users of the security incident last month. The company did not say how many of the approximately 6 million men who use the site had been impacted by the attack.
In the notice of data breach, Manhunt revealed that the personal information of an estimated 7,714 Washington residents had been affected. The breach was discovered by Manhunt on March 2. An investigation into the incident revealed that the attacker(s) had downloaded customers’ data at the beginning of February. “