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Paytm had a significant data breach in 2020, exposing the personal information of around 3.4 million customers, according to a report by cyber-security firm Firefox Monitor. On August 30, 2020, the data was leaked, revealing information such as phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, gender, geographic locations, income levels, names… read-more
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Elon Musk has publicly accused Twitter of breaking the merger agreement, threatening to walk away from the USD 44 billion deal if the social media network does not provide data on spam and fake accounts that he has demanded. Twitter, according to Musk, is "actively resisting and thwarting his information rights." Musk claims that the actual figure for spam accounts might be as high as 90%.
Hackers stole the personal information of thousands of Puma employees and their dependents from the Kronos Private Cloud. The data breach notification of Puma has been filed with several attorney general offices in February. Kronos discovered this on January 7, 2022, and notified Puma on January 10. Notably, the affected users were offered free Experian "IdentityWorks membership" that includes credit monitoring, identify restoration and… read-more
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Twitch, Amazon's live-streaming e-sports network, announced a data-breach on October 6 without releasing additional specifics. An unidentified hacker alleged to have leaked Twitch data, which included details of the company's source code, clients, and upcoming games. According to a source, the hacker's goal was to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video-streaming space." Approximately 125GB of data was exposed, including… read-more
About 45 lakh Air India passengers data stored in its database ‘SITA PSS’ was stolen in a cyber-attack, the airlines confirmed on May 21. The data stolen includes passports, credit cards and contact details of passengers registered between August 26, 2011 and February 3, 2021. However, assuring remedial actions, the national carrier asserted that no passwords are affected and CVV or CVS numbers on credit cards are not stored.
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Cybersecurity researcher Alon Gal, CTO of Hudson Rock, has claimed that the data of 10 lakh Domino's Pizza India users have been sold on dark-web. Sized over 13TB, the data includes name, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and payment details of over 1,000,000 credit cards. Moreover, the hacker has demanded $550,000 for the data available on the Dark Web, Gal added. However, Domino's is yet to react o the breach claim.
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Wealth management firm, Upstox has alerted users of a security breach targeting contact data and KYC details of customers stored in the third-party warehouse. However it assured that users funds and securities are safe. While the data has been put on dark web, Uptsox, with over three million users assured that an international cyber-security firm has been hired. Moreover, retail broking firm said it also initiated password resets via OTP.
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Mobile payment application MobiKwik has announced a third-party forensic data security audit after claims of a data breach resurfaced. Reportedly, it has been claimed that the data of 10 crore MobiKwik users have been put on for sale on Darkweb. Denying the breach, MobiKwik stated, "All MobiKwik accounts and balances are completely safe.” However, mentioning Darkweb data, MobiKwik said that "any user could have uploaded her/ his information… read-more
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A huge amount of security-camera data collected by startup Verkada has reportedly been hacked, exposing live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals and companies like Tesla and Cloudflare. Hackers said they have obtained footage from 222 cameras in the Elon Musk-owned Tesla factories and warehouses. Taking responsibility of the data breach, one of the hackers, Tillie Kottmann, said they aimed to show the ease with which… read-more
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