The site introduced a system of validated membership in 2012, whereby entrants are encouraged to take a webcam picture of themselves holding up a piece of paper with their name and date handwritten on it to prove that their pictures are genuine.'We have always led the field in combating this.
The big news was broken on Twitter where Troy Hunt who is the operator of the Have IBeen made a public announcement stating that due to the insecure Mango DB test server left unguardedly open, without an admin password, millions of clients’ data was leaked and exposed on the Dark Web where their personal details are being traded.
Ironically, in 2011, the company pulled a stunt saying that their site has been penetrated by a "Shrek virus," which paved the way for all "ugly" people to "invade" the space exclusively secured for beautiful people only.
Members rate new applicants over a 48 hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant 'beautiful'.
Elitist dating site Beautiful is facing a backlash from 'ugly' trolls after removing 3,000 members for letting themselves go.