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HIV dating app leaks sensitive information, company threatens infection over disclosure

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Dec 14, 2015.

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    Hzone is a dating app for HIV-positive singles, and representatives for the company claim there are more than 4,900 registered users. Sometime before November 29, the MongoDB housing the app's data was exposed to the Internet. However, the company didn't like having the security incident disclosed and responded with a mind melting threat – infection.

    Today's story is strange, but true. It's brought to you by DataBreaches.net and security researcher Chris Vickery.

    Vickery discovered that the Hzone application was leaking user data, and properly disclosed the security issue to the company. However, those initial disclosures were met with silence, so Vickery enlisted the help of DataBreaches.net.

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