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Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons of User Information

Hackers have stolen 2.2 million email addresses and 287,000 cellphone numbers from Wishbone users, many of whom are young women under the age of 18. A popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes lost millions of users records, including more than 2 million email addresses and full names, and almost 300,000 cellphone numbers. Unknown hackers apparently found an unprotected database for the app Wishbone and stole its contents, which are now circulating on the internet’s undergrounds, according to Troy Hunt, a security researcher who runs the well-known breach notification website “Have I Been Pwned?“.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Motherboard

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