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    Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel emailed users February 14 to announce a recent data breach that will lead to more spam, scams and junk mail for members this Valentine’s Day.

    Valentine's Day may have gotten a little more glum for those with a Coffee Meets Bagel account, as the app told users their data "may have been acquired by an unauthorized party."

    The email alert went on to clarify that users' names and email addresses were compromised, which could lead to a number of unwanted and fraudulent emails.

    ​Thankfully, users won't have to worry about their wallets as long as they don't follow any suspicious links in the spam emails to come. 

    Coffee Meets Bagel additionally said they will be cooperating with authorities and are even working with forensic security experts, but some users are not letting the dating service off the hook so easily.

    While the app's Twitter page said nothing of the data breach, users decided to tweet out their own commentary.

    According to The Verge, the data breach was part of a larger scheme that compromised the details of over 617 million accounts on various apps, such as Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal. The hack is said to have been carried out for less than $20,000 in bitcoin.


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