Android app releases 760,000 users’s personal data, contacts online

Adam Westlake reports:

A Japanese smartphone app for Android-powered devices has reportedly leaked the personal data of some 760,000 users on the internet. The address book application, Zenkoku Denwacho (“Nationwide Address Book”), was reported to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Saturday by NetAgent Co., an information security company, for the breach of user privacy. The application’s developer has stated that the leak was only temporary, and the data has already been deleted, however the Tokyo police say they are still planning an investigation.

Read more on Japan Daily Press.

Thanks to Brian Honan for alerting me to this breach.

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