Hacker Group Apparently Leaks Sensitive Data of 2.28 Million Individuals Registered on Dating Site MeetMindful
Millions of users of the dating site MeetMindful got some undesirable news on Sunday. ZDNet reported that the hacker group ShinyHunters, the very same group who leaked countless user records for the business that noted the ” Camp Auschwitz” t-shirts, has discarded what seems data from the dating site’s user database. The leak purportedly includes the delicate info of more than 2.28 countless the website’s registered users.
According to ZDNet, the 1.2 gigabyte file was shared as a free download “on an openly available hacking forum known for its sell hacked databases.” It included troves of sensitive and recognizable user info, consisting of genuine names, e-mail addresses, city, state, and ZIP code details, birth dates, IP addresses, Facebook user IDs, and Facebook authentication tokens, among others. Messages, however, were not exposed.
The outlet, that included screenshots of the file published to the hacker online forum along with a little sample of the information exposed, highlights that not all the dripped accounts consist of the user’s full information. It stated that the information dripped might be utilized to link people’ dating profiles to their real-world identities. The hacking forum where the information was posted has actually been viewed more than 1,500 times. Per the outlet, it is still readily available for download.
ZDNet said it was notified of the leakage by a security researcher, who it did not name, earlier today. It added that it had actually gotten in touch with MeetMindful on Thursday to request for a talk about the matter but had not gotten an action for days.
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Gizmodo has likewise connected with MeetMindful to ask it about the reported hack. We’ll ensure to upgrade this blog if we hear back.
According to its Crunchbase profile, MeetMindful is a dating site platform for “individuals who are into health, well-being, and mindfulness.” It was founded in 2013, is based in Denver, Colorado, and is still active.
Here’s where it starts to get a little strange, though. The site’s notedsocialmedia channels have actually been non-active for months, which is interesting thinking about that major dating apps have been growing during the pandemic. I mean, do not they wish to encourage their users to date (safely)? From the outdoors, the service seems like dead zone. Who understands however, it could be all the rage inside the website itself.
It is unclear whether MeetMindful has notified its users of the incident. If it holds true, users need to understand so that they can be on the lookout for suspicious activity and change logins and passwords if required. Bottom line: Get moving.