back to article 845GB of racy dating app records exposed to entire internet via leaky AWS buckets

Hundreds of thousands of sensitive dating app profiles – including images of "a graphic, sexual nature" – were exposed online for anyone stumbling across them to download. Word of the uncontrolled emission burst forth from vpnMentor this week, which claims it found a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket containing 845GB of private …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Facepalm

    "vpnMentor suspects the nine services share a common developer"

    Well the alternative is that there are nine idiots who couldn't be arsed to do their job correctly.

    So yeah, let's go with the one. It's enough damage as is.

    1. HildyJ Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: "vpnMentor suspects the nine services share a common developer"

      There are plenty more idiots who have, are, and will continue to produce leaky buckets.

      If "data breach" and "AWS" then "leaky buckets"

    2. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

      Re: "vpnMentor suspects the nine services share a common developer"

      Stack Overflow copypasta strikes again.

  2. macjules Silver badge
    FAIL

    A dry season for government contracts

    1) Insecure bucket

    2) Credentials left in said insecure bucket

    3) Sensitive user data left exposed.

    It can only be Capita - desperate times call for desperate measures. Oh and FYI Mr Lewis herpes is not a starsign.

  3. Wellyboot Silver badge

    Herpes Dating was also revealed

    Well, that's just being socially responsible by keeping communicable diseases contained within the affected community.

    Rule 34.

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    2. Cederic Silver badge

      Re: Herpes Dating was also revealed

      Yeah, some people catch herpes by being kissed by their mother while still an infant, and can go through life struggling to find someone that doesn't mind the risk of cold sores (or worse).

      I can easily see the attraction to them of a site that lets them find someone entirely unafraid to kiss them.

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        Re: Herpes Dating was also revealed

        You sound bitter.

        1. BigE

          Re: Herpes Dating was also revealed

          You sound twisted.

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  5. Steve K Silver badge
    Coat

    Herpes Dating?

    Well someone I know had Hermes - they were a carrier...

    (C) 1982

    1. x 7

      Re: Herpes Dating?

      And I bet he thought he was Invincible

      1. Phil Kingston

        Re: Herpes Dating?

        Well he certainly had an Illustrious career

    2. Evil_Goblin

      Re: Herpes Dating?

      These days it'd be courier, sad times...

  6. chivo243 Silver badge
    Happy

    glad I'm done

    I used dating "sites" 13 years ago... Not an App!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: glad I'm done

      Its because you can use apps one handed.....

  7. anthonyhegedus Silver badge

    Plenty of blackmail fodder there I'm sure. And no doubt once word of this gets out more, you won't even need to have had data stolen to be blackmailed. The blackmailers just have to pretend they have something. They already do it and now it's just that bit easier to believe.

    The world is a sick, sick place.

    1. My other car is also a Trabant.

      I don't think the world is sick. Most people are pretty decent.

      Too decent, unfortunately, to realise just how evil is the evil minority.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Plot twist.

      They were all catfishes anyhow, and end up emailing each other with scams and even more phishing!

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Herpes dating? I can just imagine the profiles. "I'm easy going and once you get to know me you'll like me, warts and all"

    1. David 132 Silver badge
      Coffee/keyboard

      “I’m just itching to meet you!”

      “Let’s compare skin outbreaks... just pick a spot!”

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Also confusing as to who is creaming on who.

  9. MiguelC Silver badge
    Devil

    "Word of the uncontrolled emission burst forth from vpnMentor this week, which claims it found a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket containing 845GB of private dating app records.

    Data exposed included photos, many of a graphic, sexual nature; private chats and details of financial transactions; audio recordings; and limited personally identifiable information, the biz stated, adding that it thinks it found sufficient data to blackmail people."

    It sounds almost like they're about to start a new business model

  10. RobThBay

    Can we say blackmail these days?

    So... master and slave tech designations are being "updated" to something more generic. Just wondering what the word blackmail will get updated to?

    1. SuperGeek

      Re: Can we say blackmail these days?

      Coerce?

      1. Noodle

        Re: Can we say blackmail these days?

        Blackmail is a specific form of coercion or extortion. There's literally no other word to describe blackmail as unlike "master" and "slave" it's not an analogy, it's definitive name.

        1. BigE

          Re: Can we say blackmail these days?

          I am sure all the naggers out there have an opinion.

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