A mate in Sydney tells us that Grindr has been hacked by a Sydney hacker exposing lots of users "personal" information including pictures. A quick Google and it appears to be true.
“Continue reading” to find out what’s happened to the app that knows a lot about you…
The Sydney Morning Herald’s been on the case. It says “…a hacker has pushed the app developer into a security crisis that has left its users seriously vulnerable considering the vast amounts of private information traded through the app - in many cases naked photos. The hacker discovered a way to log in as another user, impersonate that user, chat and send photos on their behalf.”
Seems a Sydney hacker set up a website to phish your details and then had some fun with them. Just shows how bored folks can get in small towns. Anyhoo, initial findings suggest the hacker was a local Queen interested in local people and not us - our dangly bits are probably only being exposed to whoever you choose to virtually flash them at.
The papers continues to say "The founder of the apps, Joel Simkhai, conceded that Grindr is vulnerable and he was rushing to release a patch to address the issues. He said he had originally been waiting until new architecture was built within weeks but was now releasing an update "over the next few days".