#YO_NO! Messaging app ‘Yo’ gets hit by hackers

No one could have possibly seen this coming, right?

Shaun Nichols reports:

Just days after the Yo app debuted to much fanfare (and head-scratching), the mono-message social tool has fallen prey to hackers.

A group of students from Georgia Tech University claim via TechCrunch to have accessed the application’s entire user database, and gained the ability to obtain the phone number of anyone currently using the one-word messaging platform.

Yo hacked

Yo! D’oh!

Additionally, the students said they had the ability to send any individual user or any group of users custom text messages via the service. They also say they can send push notifications and spoof Yo messages.

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