Bykea, a widely-used riding application, came under the attack of hackers on Tuesday after users started receiving extremely unethical and distasteful messages from the riding application.
“We apologize for the inappropriate messages sent through Bykea. We can confirm that this was a third-party communication tool that got compromised,” the company said in a statement.
Later on, the company took on the application and informed its users that they have corrected the error. The company claimed that it has recovered the application and it is fully restored.
“If users are facing any issues, they can reach us through our helpline,” the statement mentioned.
Bykea should fire the guy and come up with a genuine PR campaign now
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Talking to a local media outlet, Bykea Chief Operating Officer Rafiq Malik said that the company is further investigating the vendors who accessed the API.
“Tokens have been changed, and APIs have been disabled for now. The app is safe to use,” the official said.
Bykea is successfully running its operations in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Wah.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) revealed that their app attracts a whopping 100,000 users daily. With over five million downloads on the Google Play Store, it’s clear that this app has captured the attention and interest of a substantial audience.
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The hacking of the Bykea application has triggered a meme fest on social media. Twitter is abuzz with excitement as users have unleashed their creativity in response to the recent news. The Bykea app, known for its convenience and reliability, unexpectedly sent out a series of NSFW (Not Safe for Work) push notifications that contained a colorful array of curse words.
Some individuals speculate that this may not have been the work of a hacker after all. Could there be another explanation behind this unexpected incident? The intrigue surrounding this mysterious occurrence has captured the attention and imagination of many.