Dating site for beautiful people attacked by ugly virus

first_imgThis sounds like a story which should be on The Onion, but unfortunately it’s not meaning it must be deadly serious. BeautifulPeople.com is a dating and networking site with a specific niche it has carved out for itself. As the name implies, you have to be good-looking in order to become a member. New members are only allowed to join the site after what is called a “rating” stage where current members decide whether or not the applicant has the appropriate looks. Unfortunately, this rating system took a hit by what the website is calling an “ugly virus” which allowed 30,000 “ugly” people to be allowed in over a six-week period as a result of the rating module being down.It seems BeautfulPeople.com was alerted to the issues after tens of thousands of new members were accepted that, as Greg Hodge, managing director of the service, put it, “were no oil painting.”The issue with the rating module is being attributed to the introduction of the “Shrek Virus” into the website’s infrastructure. The origin of the virus was traced to a former employee of the company who introduced it before leaving in May. Though the rating system was affected as a result of the malicious action, the company states that member privacy and security were never breached.As a result of the “ugly virus,” the company has now rejected over 30,000 recent members. In a sign of good will, the company has setup a hotline that rejected members can call to help deal with the news and to receive tips if they wish to re-apply. For the rejected members, the company stated that it was unfortunate for some people to believe they were beautiful for a short time, but it was better for them to, “have a slice of heaven than never to have tasted it at all.” To ensure the sanctity of its strict membership of beautiful people going forward, the company has launched what it says is a team of beautiful police from around the world to guard against infiltrators.Read more at the BeautifulPeople press releaselast_img read more

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