Dating App Leaks Millions of Records Online

Jeremiah Fowler

Jeremiah Fowler

Director of Security Research and Senior Communications Consultant

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Dating App Leaks Millions of Records Online - Security Discovery

Recently I discovered a database that contained records of a application called 419 Dating – Chat & Flirt. According to multiple listings of software download sites, 419 Dating – Chat & Flirt is developed by a Chinese company called SILING APP (also visible in the web archive). I immediately sent a responsible disclosure notice and although the database was quickly secured no one ever replied. The app used to be available on the Google Play Store but was removed shortly after my notification. However, the app is still available on many other websites. Per its own advertisement campaign, the 419 Dating app claims to have 50 million users worldwide.

419 dating offers online dating, chat, and flirt platforms allow users to connect with others for socializing, making friends, or seeking romantic relationships. They provide a platform for people to interact, exchange messages, and potentially meet in person.

What the database contained:

Read my full report here.

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