Last week, officials from Grindr (the gay location-based hook-up app) confirmed to Gizmodo that accounts belonging to a “small number of primarily Australian users” had been compromised and some details placed on a since-taken down website. The SMH broke the story, and is now reporting that to date, no complaint has been filed against the “hacker” – one ‘Mr Nasty’, who was 18 when this all went down around July last year. [SMH]
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