Tango Messaging App Hacked, 1.5TB of User Data Compromised

Posted July 21, 2013 at 2:56am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18868 views

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked the servers of popular messaging app Tango, compromising 1.5TB of user data including phone numbers, contacts and emails.

SEA tweeted the news saying, "Sorry @TangoMe, We needed your database too, thank you for it! http://tango.me #SEA #SyrianElectronicArmy"

The hackers apparently gained access through an outdated Wordpress CMS. Ehackingnews posted an admin panel screenshot provided by the hackers that shows a Wordpress version of 3.2.1.

Tango has confirmed the breach saying, "Tango experienced a cyber intrusion that resulted in unauthorized access to some data. We are working on increasing our security systems. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this breach may have caused our members."

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Marta - July 23, 2013 at 5:31pm
Jihadies are going to hell soon.
Syrian - July 21, 2013 at 11:18pm
Those guys are human like anyone of us, and i know some of those in syria, and they have nothing related to the crims on ground... All what is it about, they gone mad with media press and thier created stories about syria and that government is killing ppl so they decided to stop those ppl with their knowladge, they free ppl and has nothing related to govrnement. Syria now is Cemetery of jihadi ppl and they will get fucked up No worries
unlockmyidevice - July 21, 2013 at 11:17pm
SEA is actually a group led by NYC native Anthony Dannunzio.It was done to prove that the server security protocol is easily bypassed within any WP based 3CQ engine seeking flood database.
Saminator - July 21, 2013 at 10:01pm
All we need now is the Syrian Electronic Army to find a jailbreak for iOS 6.3 and 6.4 untethered
Syriano - July 21, 2013 at 4:57pm
@John ... the Syrian Electronic Army is led by a regime terrorist ... most of this guy's family members are involved in the massacre of women and children ... hope you feel good hailing them !!!
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