Hackers have released, online, the personal details of 1.1 million users belonging to an elitist dating website that claims to only admitting beautiful people. The slew of sensitive information includes names, sexual preferences, physical attributes, income and education details of subscribers to BeautifulPeople.com.
However, worried users have a safe way to discover what, if any, information about them is out on the internet. Leaked data has been uploaded on HaveIBeenPwned.com, a website set up by Microsoft security developer Troy Hunt to help hacking victims.
Through a quick search tool, users can check if their account has been compromised and, in case, register with a verified email to access a private section hosting the leaked data. The database also contains details relating to previous large leaks, including the one that targeted cheating website Ashley Maddison in August 2015.
BeautifulPeople said it was notifying all members affected by the breach, which reportedly took place in November. The company, which controversially bans users accused of "letting themselves go" or being too "ugly" for its standards, added the leaked data was from before July 2015 and did not include credit card information and user passwords.
It did however contain sensitive information such as users ownership of a car or house, their drinking and smoking habits, geographical location, personal interests and beauty ratings received by other members, according to HaveIBeenPwned.