Security experts Noam Rotem (Noam Rotem) and Lokar Ran (Ran Locar) found on Amazon servers public archive 845 Gbytes of user data online Dating sites. About it writes Wired. In the archive there were more than 20 million of files with different information.
Among the victims were the 3somes, Cougary, Gay Daddy Bear, Xpal, BBW Dating, Casualx, SugarD, Herpes Dating and GHunt. According to Wired, the files contained personal information of more than hundreds of thousands of users, including email address, real names and birthdays. In addition, free access got sexy pictures, audio recordings, chats and other information.
In late may, researchers reported application developers about the discovery. The next day after that server shut down. Did someone download this information is still unknown. According to Lokar, the problem was not Amazon servers. He believes that the reason for data publication in open access was the fault of application developers, which changed the storage configuration information.
To avoid leakage of real information, Director of distribution technologies of “Yandex” Gregory bakunow recommended that users of Dating services to register under fictitious names. He believes that these will in any case be in the hands of third parties.