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Grindr Says Breach Was 'Unfounded Speculation' as Hacker Gets Off

Nobody has pressed charges against a teen who last week allegedly hacked the gay social networking app Grindr in Australia, Fairfax Media reports:

Grindr"But the NSW Police's cybercrime squad had not received any complaints about the hack, a State Crime Command spokeswoman said. If a complaint was made, the cybercrime squad would investigate to see if any laws had been broken, the spokeswoman added."

Grindr, however, claims they have taken action:

A Grindr spokesman told Fairfax Media the company had taken "legal and technological actions" against a website created by the hacker that exploited the flaws in the Grindr app, adding that the site "primarily impacted a very small percentage of our total Australian Grindr users and it remains shut down".

"Contrary to some unfounded speculation, we have no indication that any large number of photos were intercepted - in fact, we have received no specific user reports of interceptions," the spokesman said in a statement, adding that users of Blendr, the straight version of the app, "were not affected".

But one of the Sydney users of the Grindr app, who asked to remain anonymous, said his profile was altered twice, with his name changed to obscene words.

Grindr told Fairfax media that it would soon be issuing a compulsory security update. Grindr claims to have 3 million users globally.

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  1. i do understand, Rex. apparently some of you have family and friends who intentionally seek out nude photos of gay males.

    i sympathize.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 25, 2012 2:13:55 PM

  2. Your snarkiness tells me you don't get it at all.

    Posted by: Rex Mundi | Jan 25, 2012 2:24:20 PM

  3. "SARA : There also seems to be a lot of judgement about closeted people."

    Yes, mostly from LITTLE KIWI.

    Posted by: Pahima | Jan 25, 2012 2:27:31 PM

  4. The protocol is still open, they havent let users know that all their chats can be downloaded now by people listening in, it is not secure.

    Posted by: Sean | Jan 30, 2012 10:43:42 AM

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