According to Include Security, hackers could have taken advantage of Tinder users available information, and then employ an outside strategy called triangulation to ultimately find users' exact locations.Triangulation incorporates three distance locations to find the target geographically.Hackers also use numerous bank accounts to evade suspicion from banks while targeting online daters, Global Dating Insights adds.Cybercriminals have been using dating sites to find victims for a while now — and it's big business.Regardless of the scheme, eligible bachelors and bachelorettes – or those who are just looking to have a good time – have a new cyber threat vector to watch out for: Online dating sites and "hookup" apps.One of the most memorable data breaches of 2015 was executed against Ashley Madison, an online network for adults who are seeking an extramarital affair.Ashley Madison did not comply with the terms, and as a result, the hackers dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data belonging to the 32 million or so users.
The perpetrators agreed not to do anything with data under one condition: That Ashley Madison and its sister site Established Men – which links younger women with older men who have money – were to be shut down completely.
Another cyber security firm, called Include Security, revealed on its blog this week that hackers had been able to potentially access the location of Tinder users—prior to more recent fixes.
The Tinder app allows people to find singles who live close to them.
It's been said that hackers will exploit any possible entry point for gain, and this includes the heart.
Ever since the creation of virtual identities thanks to chat rooms and then social networking, fraudsters have been fabricating online personas for any number of malicious reasons, not the least of which is perpetrating a cyber attack.