2.28M MeetMindful Daters Compromised in Data Breach
Posted January 25, 2021
- More than 2.28 million members of the online dating site MeetMindful have reportedly been caught up in a wide-ranging data breach that exposes everything from Facebook tokens to physical characteristics.
- In total the data makes up a 1.2 GB file, which has 1,500 views in the public forum. How many times it has been downloaded is unknown.
- This particular breach comes on the tail of Interpol’s warning of financial scams being carried out in dating apps.
- The site’s data was released by a well-known steal-and-leak actor known as ShinyHunters. The group made a splash last May, allegedly compromising 73.2 million user records from more than 11 companies worldwide, including online delivery services like Homechef, photo-print service ChatBooks, and Chronicle.com, a news source for higher education.
- It’s unclear how ShinyHunters were able to access the site’s data, but cybersecurity expert and CTO of Cymulate Avihai Ben-Yossef suspects a cloud misconfiguration.
– Tara Seals | January 25, 2021