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Wishbone App Hacked, Exposes 2.2M Email Addresses, 300K Phone Numbers
16 March 2017, 12:36 am

A rather popular social networking app for teens was hacked with attackers getting away with 2.2 million email addresses and some 287,000 cellphone numbers. 

The social networking app allows users to create and vote on simple quizzes with two options. In time, it has become extremely popular, especially among teenagers, something that makes this data breach that much more troublesome - many of the users affected by the incident are young people, including underage girls and boys. About 70% of users in a sample of 200 leaked accounts were under 18 years old.

App Annie places Wishbone among the top 10 most popular social networking apps for iPhones in the United States, which means there are quite a lot of users playing around with it. Mostly, it is geared towards teenagers and young adults, mostly female, one of the founders said in the past. 

Data comes from unprotected database

Troy Hunt, the security researcher... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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