Rela, A Dating App For Lesbians Leaked Personal Data Of Over 5 Million User

Rela, A Dating App For Lesbians Leaked Personal Data Of Over 5 Million Users

Security researchers indicated that the database had been exposed since June 2018.

Rela, A Dating App For Lesbians Leaked Personal Data Of Over 5 Million Users

A Chinese based dating app for gay and queer women, Rela (热拉), has exposed the profiles and private data of millions of users.

A security researcher, Victor Gevers told Techcrunch, found the leaked database that exposed over 5.3 million app users.

The leaked database included the user’s nicknames, date of birth, ethnicity, height, weight, interests and sexual preferences. Exposed records also included the precise locations of users of this online dating app.

A dating app for lesbians leaked data also held more than 20 million “moments” or status updates.

In May 2017, Rela disappeared from app stores after Chinese regulators shut it down. However, the government has never confirmed its action against the Rela app. According to its app store listing, a year later, the app returned to a different cloud provider.

Rela disappeared from app stores in May 2017 after it was reportedly shut down by Chinese regulators, though the government never confirmed it had taken action. But the app returned a year later, according to its app store listing, to a different cloud provider.

Victor Gevers said,

However, in a brief response, a spokesperson for the Chinese lesbian dating app confirmed that the data had been secured.

Gevers further added,

Recently another gay-dating app, Grindr, was making headlines because of an app closure order by the U.S. national-security officials. According to the reports, Grindr poses a risk of exposing the personal data of individuals associated with security clearance.

Even though LGBT+ rights were decriminalized in 1997, it remains highly restricted in China. Many members of the community are still opposing the attitudes shown towards them. Yet despite all the legal bindings, gay dating apps are big business in China.

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