Wishbone app hack exposes data of 40 million users

Shiny Hunder offer stolen data for free on infamous hacker forum

Hackers have leaked 40 million Wishbone app users’ data, including usernames, email addresses, hashed MD5 passwords, mobile phone numbers, Facebook and Twitter access tokens, dates of birth, profile images and much more.

The hackers initially listed the data for 0.85 bitcoin ($8,000) on the dark web but later offered it for free. 

The Wishbone database began circulating in March, according to Bleeping Computer, and was only listed for sale yesterday on an infamous. The nefarious Shiny Hunters group has taken credit for the hack.

Though Wishbone has yet to confirm the hack, Bleeping Computer independently verified the accuracy of much of the exposed data.

Wishbone users should immediately change their passwords on the app to avoid any issues. Users should also consider disconnecting Wishbone from their Facebook and Twitter accounts until it confirms the data breach and has taken action to remedy it.

Wishbone isn’t the first to be targeted by Shiny Hunters this month. Just a few weeks ago, the group compromised 73.2 million user records from over 11 companies across the globe.

The Shiny Hunters group is also responsible for the recent Tokopedia data breach that exposed 91 million user records.

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