Joining LinkedIn, dating website eHarmony said Wednesday that it is investigating the possible theft of its members' passwords. The company, which claims it is responsible for five percent of U.S. marriages, tweeted that it is investigating the incident. According to reports, a dump on a Russian online forum that contained more than six million LinkedIn passwords, which were hashed but not salted, making them easy to crack, also contained the passwords of eHarmony users. Efforts to unscramble this list revealed that some of the passwords included "eHarmony" in them, indicating they were being used by members of the singles site.
The Guardian reports that Chinese threat actors are poised to target encrypted datasets, including intelligence data, as well as pharmaceutical, material, and chemical science research, for future decryption using quantum computers.
The agency is asking for companies and research firms to apply for cooperative research partnerships with the government to help develop technology and tools that would inform a “roadmap” the agency is devising to guide businesses and agencies on implementation.