“The problem is that email addresses are commonly used as logins, and people tend to reuse the same logins and passwords for multiple other sites. So, once a hacker gets hold of details via an easily accessed site such as this Singles.org one, it can lead to large credit card bills, strange or offensive emails, and private information being circulated globally.
"It’s a hard lesson learned for these 9000 or so people. The moral of the story is to use different passwords for each website, and consider separate email addresses for personal and business or purchasing activities. Password access alone is simply not enough to secure a website,” warns Peterson.