'More than 31 million users of a popular virtual keyboard app AI.type, have had their private data exposed online, including email addresses, passwords, dates of birth and details from Google accounts, as well as actual text entered using the keyboard.
The breach occurred when the company failed to secure the server with a password, leaving it exposed to hackers. It was uncovered by Kromtech Security Center researchers. AI.type is owned by Eitan Fitsui, who acknowledged the breach but didn’t comment further.
“Theoretically, it is logical that anyone who has downloaded and installed the Ai.Type virtual keyboard on their phone has had all of their phone data exposed publicly online,” Bob Diachenko of Kromtech told ZDNet. “This presents a real danger for cyber criminals who could commit fraud or scams using such detailed information about the user.”
Some 577 gigabytes of data only appears to include Android users’ details. It includes email addresses, exact locations and full names. Data collected from free users includes their phone’s unique IMSI and IMEI numbers, SIM cards and mobile networks, and what version of Android the phone has.'
Read more: Keyboard app security gaffe exposes 31million users’ data including passwords, web searches
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