Tinder: invaded with bots carrying maliciousness

3 April 2014

tinder Millions of people use dating app Tinder everyday, with women focused entirely on screengrabbing men and calling them names on Twitter, and men being ignored or crudely asking for pictures of boobs.

Well, if you're using it - be careful. Why? Well, the service has been "invaded by bots" who are pretending to be humans according to security firm BitDefender.

These bots pose as women to talk to you in a text-chat before promoting a game called Castle Clash, with a link to a site called Tinderverified.com. Of course, this has nothing to do with Tinder and the whole thing is dodgy.

Most of you would realise that, but as a public service to thundering simpletons, we should at least share this so they don't end up going mental in the streets where the rest of humanity lives.

"The name of the URL gives the impression of an official page of the dating app and for extra legitimacy scammers also registered it on a reputable .com domain," said Bitdefender's chief security strategist Catalin Cosoi.

The developers of the Castle Clash game deny any involvement: "We are already aware of this issue and we are currently investigating into it. We are also being victimised in this issue therefore we are grateful for being informed," said the company in a statement to BitDefender.

TOPICS:   Social Media   Scams

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