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ALERT: 70,000 Tinder Photos of Women Posted on Cyber Crime Forum

January 21, 2020

 

 

Hey Guys,

 

More than 70,000 photos of mostly female Tinder users have been stolen and shared by a cyber-crime website. At the time of writing this alerts I can tell you that this database is still available for anyone to view online. 

 

If your photos are included in this database:

  • You could be targeted in a Sextortion campaign depending on how intimate and personal the pictures are.

  • Your photos and account information could be sold to a cyber criminal so that they can steal your identity and set up fake profiles for catfishing scams etc.

  • Training facial recognition.  People have taken faces from the site before to build facial recognition data sets. In 2017, Google subsidiary Kaggle scraped 40,000 images from Tinder using the company’s API.

 

At the moment I am still researching this breach and I will report back to you as soon as I have more information. In the meantime please be aware that when you put your photos up on Tinder or any other online-dating service, they may not stay confined there forever. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions in relation to this or with anything else. 

 

All the best,

 

Max Roberts

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