2.2 Million Email Addresses Exposed in Wishbone Data Breach

A popular social media app known as Wishbone has suffered a data breach that exposed 2.2 million email addresses along with 287,000 cell numbers.

In the middle of March 2017, security researcher Troy Hunt received a MongoDB database that belongs to Wishbone. The app, first founded in 2015, allows users to vote on two-choice polls. Over the past two years, it’s grown into one of the top 10 social networking apps for iPhone. Today, the app has as many as five million unique downloads from predominantly teenage users.

It’s therefore serious business that the database received by Hunt contained 2,326,452 full names, 2,247,314 unique email addresses, 287,502 cellphone numbers, and other personal information.

Source: Tripwire