Emerging Indian social media app Slick left an internal database containing users’ personal information, including data from school-aged children, publicly accessible on the internet.
A database containing full names, mobile numbers, dates of birth, and profile pictures of Slick users has been left online without a password since at least December 11. Archit Nanda, a former Unacademy executive, launched Slick in November 2022 after pivoting from crypto and closing his previous startup CoinMint. Slick, his most recent venture, is available on both Android and iOS and functions similarly to Gas, a popular compliments-based app in the United States. The app also allows high school and college students to communicate with and about their peers in an anonymous manner.