Your Grindr gets hacked and this guy gets off

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Just in time sex app Grindr got hacked, embarrassing the location-based sex cruising service for having less protection than the new unwrapped porn scenes from Sean Cody and making queens fearful that their dick pics are exposed. The Australian hacker, reportedly under the age of 18, cracked into the app for gay men looking to meet and discovered a way to log in as another user, impersonate them, chat and send photos on their behalf. He was also apparently posting user details on a website, which has since been taken down. The website apparently linked the Twitter profiles to Grindr profiles and allowed user profile pictures to be replaced, too. Grindr minimized the security breach in a statement and said on Jan. 20 that it would soon be releasing an update to address it. But the company still hasn’t offered a fix some 10 days later.

There’s nothing more important to me than our users — we owe our success to our Grindr community who have helped spread the word about their great experiences. Your security and the security of our platform is a core priority. Like other responsible companies, we don’t comment on specifics of security enhancements or allegations about network issues – that wouldn’t serve the security of our users, our networks, or web security in general. As a result of Grindr’s ongoing investigation, we took legal and technological actions to block a site that violated our terms of service. This site impacted a small number of primarily Australian Grindr users and it remains shut down.
It looks like the hacker will get off without being charged. Grindr hasn’t filed a complaint with cybercrime cops so they can pursue criminal charges. What will the Grindr gays do until the app gets fixed? Continue their travel to posh hotels and maybe pay attention to the other queens in the bar. Finally.

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