Israeli cybersecurity specialist Check Point has discovered “significant security flaws” in the OkCupid mobile dating app, which has more than 50 million users in 110 countries, he said on Wednesday.
A spokesperson at OkCupid nevertheless ensures that “not a single user has been affected” by the “vulnerability” of the mobile application, which has been corrected “within 48 hours”.
According to the Check Point researchers, hackers could have access to “private messages, email addresses and complete profile details”, including responses to a profiling questionnaire and sexual orientation for example, details the cybersecurity company release.
OkCupid app pinned in January 2020
“Hackers could also perform malicious actions, such as manipulating data in the profile of a targeted user and sending messages on their behalf and without their knowledge,” he added.
Founded in 2004, OkCupid is a free mobile app owned by online dating giant Match Group, which owns other popular brands like Match.com, Meetic, and Tinder.
Tinder and OkCupid were pinned in January 2020 for sharing their users’ data with each other and with at least 45 companies belonging to the Match Group.