100,000 Grindr Users Exposed in Australia!

Morris Chapdelaine
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Morris Chapdelaine

January 20, 2012
9:30 a.m.

Grindr, the other mobile hook-up and chat app “has been compromised by a Sydney hacker, potentially exposing intimate personal chats, explicit photos and private information of users,”  the Sydney Morning Herald reports.  

With recent statements claiming 3 million users globally, the company has been “pushed into a security crisis that has left its users seriously vulnerable considering the vast amounts fo private information traded thorugh the app — in many cases naked pictures.”

The paper was tipped to the story last week, but founder Joel Simkhai denied knowing anything about it in a phone interview witht he paper last Friday adding that  the service had never had a “major breach.” But by Tuesday he was forced to admit the site had been compromised as by then the hacker posed user photos, passwords and other infomration on a site, and it was becoming clear others had discoved the exploit as well.

The hacker site  has since come down. Simkhai says protecting user privacy is their highest priority and promised a secure update to the app in days.

Love online: 100,000 Grindr users exposed in hack attack [sydney morning herald]

Could something like this happen to the hundreds of thousands of new GuySpy users? <span style=”font-size:14px;”><strong>’Hackers are everywhere and that has always been a major concern for us, for that reason we designed GuySpy with security at top of mind.</strong></span>’ said Jeff Prete, President of Stark Mobile Media (creators of GuySpy).

A bit of security goes a long way indeed…happy weekend guys!


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