HappyHotel, a Japanese search engine used to find and book rooms in “love hotels,” announced to have suffered a security breach in December.
“Apology and announcement regarding the possibility of leaking personal information due to unauthorized access to the “Happy Hotel” service operated by our company” reads the notice.
User data compromised in the data breach includes names, email addresses,
In response to the incident, the company launched an investigation and suspended its service, it also suggested users change the passwords.
In cases like this, users are exposed to the risk of blackmail, crooks could threaten them
In 2015, the popular online cheating site Ashley Madison was hacked, and a big amount of data
The hackers claimed to have completely compromised the Ashley Madison company accessing users’ data, including financial records, and other personal information.
The hack had a terrible impact on its users, some of which committed suicides.