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.
Beautiful probably attracted more attention for dropping people who gained weight over the holidays and launching a virtual sperm bank than it ever did for its beautiful-people-only dating service.
Now a concerned entrepreneur opened his wallet to disagreeable-looking people with a dating site for the "aesthetically challenged." Howard James, founder of The Ugly Bug Ball, says he's providing dowdy British singles with a legitimate service.
Later in the year, they forayed into eugenics by launching an online egg and sperm bank for its members.