Almost everything is digital in this current climate.

But with that comes the danger of a breach within networks or platforms and private data could be either stolen or excessed without anyone knowing.

That’s what has happened with a dating app and it resulted in a hefty punishment being handed out for leaving photos, some private, up for 12 months.

Jack’d was fined $240,000 for not offering protection for its user’s personal pictures in the app across the gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

What raised more concern was when researcher, Oliver Hough, as reported on Naked Security by Sophos, informed Online Buddies with information about a security bug year prior, decided to go public.

With his findings, he discovered that anybody could have downloaded every photo across the database.

But this isn’t the first time that news of a privacy breach has taken place, similar apps have suffered within the same situation. In 2018, Grindr was found to still be showing sensitive personal data, such as precise locations and relationship status of its database – 3.6 million.

Was the situation ever resolved?

In the article, following the press visited the company, the bug was fixed.

Originally written by Lisa Vaas on Naked Security by Sophos.

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