Beautifulpeople.com Becomes Victim of Virus
A PC-virus recently struck BeautifulPeople.com a website for social networking letting innumerable malicious applicants to log-in, published Belfasttelegraph.co.uk in news on June 20, 2011.
Conventionally, the website requires its users to clear a stringent phase of 'rating' in which members already existing give their approval by voting for those who are sufficiently attractive for joining the online group. However, during May 2011, this screening procedure became ineffective; as a result, anybody could become a member irrespective of how he or she looked.
This way over 30,000 unlucky surfers were wrongly let into the website, who were subsequently eliminated, and for which BeautifulPeople.com operators have expressed regret.
Said Greg Hodge Managing Director, suspicion gave way when a massive number of fresh members were admitted during a month and half period. Belfasttelegraph.co.uk published this.
Hodge further said that the website immediately took action mending the damage caused due to the 'Shrek' PC-virus as well as made each fresh entrant go through the rating test so they could acquire a genuine vote. That, however, resulted in the loss of more than 30,000 new members, Hodge lamented.
Moreover, the MD stated that the website was even then investigating internally the Shrek virus' source of origin. At first its authorities thought that the virus was a reject from the 5.5m odd eliminated aspirants, however, more investigations indicated an ex-employee of BeautifulPeople.com being responsible for installing Shrek prior to leaving his job during May 2011. Fortunately, in spite of causing chaos in the procedure for signing up, there was never an infringement into security and member privacy, Hodge added. Gamutnews.com reported this on May 19, 2011.
Meanwhile, owners of the website have recruited people policing beauty from every corner of the globe so they may safeguard from any further invaders bearing substandard qualifications.
Eventually, Hodge stated that BeautifulPeople.com wanted to assure its society that the software program for rating entrants had been put back in perfect operational condition and that no vote would be neglected since the website continued following its founding principles of preventing the 'ugly' from entering while letting the worthy or beautiful gain favor.
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