Facebook Hackers Had Access to Users’ Dating App Profiles

The hackers that caused one of the biggest security breaches in Facebook’s history would have been able to access the online dating accounts of affected users.

On Friday, a spokesperson confirmed approximately 50 million profiles were compromised.

It was then revealed that any other service that a user had registered for with their Facebook account would have also been at risk.

However, it is not clear whether or not the hackers actually logged into these profiles.

Both Tinder and Bumble have the option for users to sign up with their Facebook accounts. They do also have an alternative mobile phone verification method, for those who are concerned about the privacy of their data.

Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel have recently made it non-compulsory to connect a Facebook profile to their accounts as well.

Other high-profile tech companies – such as Spotify and Airbnb – were also affected and it’s expected that Instagram was additionally at risk.

Such a large-scale breach may push more dating apps to include other sign up methods for its users.

Bumble saw a decline in Facebook logins after it introduced a secondary system, suggesting that its users were worried about security. On the other hand, Tinder’s numbers rose in August 2018.

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