Zomato hacked 17 million user records stolen

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Zomato hacked 17 million user records stolen

Online Restaurant-discovery and food ordering platform Zomato revealed that about 17 million user records from its database were stolen.

The database contains emails and hashed password of registered Zomato users. In the post, it is said hacked passwords can’t be changed over into plain text and hence secret information of Zomato users are safe. The organisation also informs they’re users to change their passwords just to be on safe side.

In a post, Zomato said that no payment information or credit card data has been stolen/leaked. Payment-related information on Zomato is stored separately from this (stolen) data in a highly secure PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant vault.

Zomato CTO Gunjan Patidar said in an official post “We’ll be further enhancing security measures for all user information stored in our database. A layer of authorisation will be added for internal teams having access to this data to avoid the possibility of any human breach.”

 

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