JusPay told IANS that no card numbers or financial information were compromised during the cyber-attack and the actual number is much lower than the 10 crore-figure being reported.
New Delhi: Independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia claimed on Sunday that data of nearly 10 crore credit and debit card holders in the country is being sold for an undisclosed amount on the Dark Web, reported IANS. Also Read – WhatsApp Refutes Claims of ‘Unsecure’ Payment Services System Before SC; Calls Allegations ‘Absolutely Baseless’
According to Rajaharia, the massive data dump on the Dark Web has been leaked from a compromised server of Bengaluru-based digital payments gateway JusPay. Also Read – Data of 70 Lakh Indian Debit, Credit Cardholders Leaked on Dark Web
JusPay told IANS that no card numbers or financial information were compromised during the cyber-attack and the actual number is much lower than the 10 crore-figure being reported. Also Read – Nude Photos & Intimate Videos of Four Female British Athletes Leaked on Dark Web in Massive Cyber Attack
“On August 18, 2020, an unauthorised attempt on our servers was detected and terminated when in progress. No card numbers, financial credentials or transaction data were compromised,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
“Some data records containing non-anonymised, plain-text email and phone numbers were compromised, which form a fraction of the 10 crore data records,” the spokesperson added.
However, Rajaharia claimed that the data was being sold on the Dark Web for an undisclosed amount via cryptocurrency Bitcoin.