Yo, the app that simply lets you tell Yo to your friends has been hacked by three Georgia Tech college students. The hack essentially reveals the phone numbers of Yo users and also lets the hackers to send text-based notifications, TechCrunch reports. Also Read - International Yoga Day 2021: 5 Best Yoga apps to improve flexibility, reduce stressAlso Read - Disney Pixar Filter: How to get and use the 3D cartoon face filter on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok
In a statement to the publication, founder Or Arbel said, Some of the stuff has been fixed and some we are still working on. We are taking this very seriously. While he didn t reveal the exact details of the fixes, he revealed that he had roped in a specialist security team to deal with the issues. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Last-minute gift ideas if you have forgotten to get a present for your dad
In addition to this hack, the publication also points to a Vine user called Hako, who has modified the app to recite a part of the song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up‘ instead of the word Yo.
The app shot to fame after the news got out that Or Arbel received a million dollar investment to continue developing his zero-character communication tool. The app s popularity has massively shot up and currently features in the US App Store’s Top 10 list.
The hack isn t the only problem the app is facing either. A blog post by Shubham Datta, reveals how he used the username ElonMusk and sent Yo to random users. This created quite a frenzy with many users thinking they were being Yo d by Tesla s Elon Musk himself.