Popular Virtual Keyboard App leaks data from its 31 million Customers!

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    Popular Virtual keyboard App AI.type is facing the wrath of its users. As media reports emerged out that the developers of the app failed to secure database server containing the data of its respective users which is now vulnerable to hackers and dark web agents.

    Note- This app which can be used on Android and iOS versions have more than 40 million users across the world.

    Security researchers from Kromtech Security Center discovered that the server which was hosting its user details wasn’t password protected. And this led to the leak of more than 577GB of sensitive data pertaining to 31,293,395 users.

    The data storing server is said to be owned by Eitan Fitusi, co-founder of AI.type who acknowledged the issue early this week.

    Kromtech Security Center says that the app exposed data entered by users to scamsters who could commit fraud or scams using such details.

    Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that details such as user’s precise location, IP address, city, country, email address and the username were leaked by the app’s database server.
    There is no evidence that the leaked details are being used on the dark web. But the spilled data could be used by cyber crooks anytime soon.

    Researchers from Kromtech confirm that the users using the free version of AI.type are more vulnerable. As the app asks more details in order to grant access to the features which are later used by the company to monetize with advertising.

    So, the security experts from the Germany based company say that all such users are vulnerable to data scams.

    AI.type has issued a public statement that its user’s privacy is its main concern and said that it will take all necessary steps to avoid such embarrassments in future.

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    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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