Hacking someone's Tango account probably isn't something you want to do:
Not only is it illegal to access people's private information through hacking or unauthorized access
But also, Tango has really beefed up its web security since it was hacked by an organization called the Syrian Electronic Army, a group that spies on people on behalf of the Syrian government, and captures data about people through illegal means.
How the Syrian Electronic Army hacked Tango
They stole information about the app's users, which were probably used for twisted purposes.
Is this the kind of act you'd want to be associated with?
If you really are desperate to hack a Tango account, then you'll be pleased to know the way the Syrian Electronic Army hacked Tango was fairly simple:
The used a phishing scam, which involves sending an unsolicited email to a user, encouraging them to click on a link which downloads or executes a program on their device - breaching their security and potentially accessing private data.
In the case of the Tango hack, they were able to gain access to:
- The databases that hosts more than a 1,000,000 of the app users personal phone numbers
- All user's private contacts
- Log-in details and email addresses