From Russo’s side he says he found a security hole in the site and attempted to create a proof of concept and notify Markus Frind of the breach. I’m not sure that Russo’s method was all that smart: “Hey Markus, I just broke your “sh$t” by stealing this information.” I’d be pretty upset myself. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. A security expert, Brian Krebs, also demo’d the security hole for Frind and you can find his side of the story here.
Dr. House sagely offers this bit of wisdom: “Everybody lies.” I think someone’s lying here and I’m thinking it’s Frind who lied about Plenty of Fish’s security breach. However, you gotta draw your own conclusions. Take a look at the blog posts and decide for yourself.
Do you think the security hole was a bigger deal than Markus Frind was making it out to be? Do you think your account info was exposed?