Facebook fired a security engineer who bragged to a woman on Tinder that he was able to use his access to gain private user information on the dating app.
The breach was first uncovered by a cybersecurity consultant, Jackie Stokes, who was sent the bizarre exchange between the alleged engineer and a woman he was supposedly speaking to on Tinder.
The unverified messages show 'a security engineer currently employed at Facebook likely using privileged access to stalk women online.'
Tinder exchange: This is the unverified exchange between the engineer and a woman on Tinder where she calls him out for allegedly stalking heriPhone transfer software
Many dating apps connect directly to Facebook, and the engineer appears to have had access to private user information- and allegedly used it for his own personal desires
In the chat, the man says his job responsibilities involved being 'more than' a security analyst, and that he has to 'figure out who hackers are in real life,' or in other words, being a 'professional stalker.'
'I have to say that you are hard to find,' the user added, 'lol.'
The woman on the receiving end of the messages then says: 'Wow, LOL is that what you are currently doing? Internet stalking me?'
'We are investigating