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Coffee Meets Bagel dating app hack exposes private details of 6 million people

These stolen details are being traded on the Dark Web 


A popular dating app has become the latest victim of a major data breach after hackers exposed the details of 6 million of its users.

Hacked information of Coffee Meets Bagel users appeared in a huge cache of data that appeared on a popular dark web marketplace earlier this week. The previously undisclosed breach has since been acknowledged by the dating app.

Coffee Meets Bagel revealed details about the hack in an email to its users on Valentine's Day, explaining that members' names and email addresses had been exposed. The dating app also said it was making improvements to its security to better detect and prevent unauthorised access to its systems in the future.

Despite the relatively limited amount of information exposed by the hack, security experts warned the data breach could open up the victims to further cyber attacks. Furthermore cyber experts said the latest breach should serve as a reminder for people to take care online.

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