The site allows the user to upload a multitude of photos, rather than just one profile picture.The site developers believe that photos are a good way to showcase every facet of a user's personality.Initially he claimed that he received 40 million accounts, but some of the accounts belonged to bots that he rooted out He told Motherboard Vice that Mate1has lax security that does not require users to log into their email to authenticate the sign-up process, which means that anyone can log onto the website, start an account and make a dating profile with an email address that doesn't belong to them or even exist, similar to the accounts seen during the Ashley Madison extra-marital affairs website data breach.A vast majority of the email addresses being used were Gmail accounts, and the hacker says that Mate1 does not store passwords with any kind of hashing for encryption, so if you say that you have forgotten your password, it will be sent to the corresponding email in plain text.
Mate1works as an online platform for helping user find a date.
According to a forum post seen by Motherboard Vice, a hacker has succeeded in breaching the website, stealing the account details for over 27 million users, and then selling the details on to someone else through a deal brokered on the Hell forum.
The hacker said that the he managed to compromise the Mate1server and use command access to look at the My SQL database and then download parts of it.
This dating site allows registered users to search for members using a search tool that features extensive sorting options based on interests and dating preferences.
Mate1 members create free user profiles in which they write about themselves and what they are looking for in a potential match.