Wishbone App data leak impacts 40 million users


Wishbone app which allows teenage girls to compare fashion, music, celebrity, and other instances, has made it official that a recent hack on its database could have leaked passwords of its 40 million users. News is also out that the leaked data is available on some online forums for just 0.85 Bitcoins which accounts for $8000 in USD.


Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the leaked data includes hashed passwords, age of users, emails, usernames, phone numbers, city and country names, and also some other details like user’s profile pictures.


Releasing a press update, the company claims that it has launched an investigation on the leak and assured that it will share all epochal developments on the probe from time to time.


Note 1- A similar security breach took place on the app in March 2017 leaking details of more than 2.2 million user details to the dark web. Also the app has come under sharp criticism since its launch in 2015 as it helps children expose to online activities like Cyberbullying and exposure to inappropriate content such as X-rated stuff.


Note 2- Since Wishbone allows users to connect via Facebook and Twitter social media accounts it also faces allegations of instantly accessing sensitive data about friends and relatives.


Note 3- Google App store claims that the Wishbone app has been downloaded more than 8 million downloads. And the app has also been topping the 50 popularly downloaded app on iOS App Store since 2018.


Note 4- Mammoth Media is the owner of the Wishbone app and strives to entertain mobile-first generation.

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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