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Hack Notice: Wishbone

Wishbone

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chip your kidıês phone for this app, ASAP: Wishbone. Thisııpopular quiz app for kids, tweens and teens has been hacked, according to a account from Motherboard out this morning. The hack involved 2.2 trillion email addresses, as well as 287,000 phone numbers, many of which are from kids under the age of 18.The app is operated by the incubator Science, and is i of the more popular social networking applications in the U.S., currently ranking No. 14 in that category on iTunes.Users have been alerted to the cut by way of an email from the company, which explains that it became aware of the drudge on march 14, 2017.Per the email, hackers appear to have accessed a private API to pull information on Wishbone users. This included usernames, personal names, emails and phone numbers. Some users also opted to provide their date of birth to Wishbone, and, if they did, this information was also included. Wishbone says no passwords or financial info was part of the hack, however.Users were also alerted via an in-app notification.The messageıısays that Wishbone isııinitiating ıııprecautionary measuresıİ as a piece of the hack. ButııMotherboard received verification that the vulnerability has now been fixed.Unfortunately, the data is already out there in the wild, and consists mainly of kidsıê personal information. The appıês core demographic is very young users ııı many who donıêt even yet hold iPhones, but play with the app on their iPod touch. Thankfully, this limited the total of phone numbers included in the data hack.More Information: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/15/teen-quiz-app-wishbone-hacked-users-em...

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HackNotice is a service that notices trends and patterns in publically available data so as to identify possible data breaches, leaks, hacks, and other data incidents on behalf of our clients. HackNotice monitors data streams related to breaches, leaks, and hacks and Wishbone was reported by one of those streams. HackNotice may also have the breach date, hack date, the hacker responsible, the hacked industry, the hacked location, and any other parts of the hack, breach, or leak that HackNotice can report on for the consumers of our product.

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