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[liberationtech] Tango.me Hacked by the SEA

IWPR IWPR iwpr.lebanon at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 09:40:35 PDT 2013


Tango hack comes after 2 days of the hack of Truecaller and download of the
full data.
http://www.sea.sy/article/id/1979/en

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Truecaller (The global phone
directory) website and database

The databases content a handred of millions of  phone numbers and its owners

in addition of millions of Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/Gmail accounts

The databases was dumped and downloaded successfully

A list of the databases that been downloaded :

truecaller_ugc: 459GB

truecaller : 100GB

truecaller_profiles : 4GB

truecaller_api : 123KB

truecaller_PushMe: 2.2KB

tc_admin : 7MB

tc_www: 70MB

Much of the information that were stored the in the databases has
beendelivered to
the Syrian government



On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Collin Anderson
<collin at averysmallbird.com>wrote:

> Libtech,
>
> Regrettably, it seems to have slipped the attention of most media, but the
> Syrian Electronic Army appears to have managed to compromise the network of
> the popular communications service Tango.
>
> They claim to have retrieved 10 Tb of backup data, so one might imagine
> there is a lot of useful data, perhaps call records, account information
> and source code, that might be used against those who are not particularly
> friendly with the Assad regime. Case in point, Tango seems to have
> experienced an increase in Iranian activist users, since it endured the
> government's connection throttling during the election better than most.
>
> Tango's only reply was that it experienced "brief, unauthorized access to
> some data," but exfiltrating multiple terabytes of data is no quick task.
> The question of replacing Skype on this list is pretty tired, but at least
> we can agree on not not giving vital data to a company that responds so
> irresponsibly to being hacked.
>
> http://www.sea.sy/article/id/1981/en
>
> Cordially,
> Collin
> --
> *Collin David Anderson*
> averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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