MobiKwik denies reports of leaked data of millions of people

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The company has issued its clarification on the news of data leak of online payment platform MobiKwik. Gurugram based digital wallet company MobiKwik has denied the news of data breach and said that the data of its users is safe. Earlier there was news that a large number of data of MobiKwik users has been leaked. MobiKwik denied the reports of data leak and said that it has not yet found any concrete evidence in this regard. The company said that it is very serious about its data security and it fully follows the data protection laws. A MobiKwik spokesperson said in an email that the company is subject to stringent compliance measures under its PCI-DSS and ISO certifications, including annual security audits and quarterly penetration testing, to safeguard the security of the platform.

Earlier, a researcher had claimed in his report that a link is circulating on the dark web, in which user data of payment app MobiKwik of approximately 8.2 terabyte (8,200GB) size has been leaked. Tech News by Careers Ready first learned about this data breach in February. The data which was in the possession of some hackers groups till some time ago, is now available on search engines. The leaked data includes KYC information of users including their address, phone number, Aadhaar card information etc. In this, data of 3.5 million i.e. about 35 lakh users is being told.

Rajshekhar Rajaharia (@rajaharia), a security researcher, informed about the data leak of MobiKwik in February. shared But the company had denied this claim. Rajashekhar also took screenshots of the conversation with Mobikwik. shared Were.

On Monday, well-known French hacker Robert Baptiste (Elliot Alderson on Twitter) also mentioned this data leak in a tweet and called it the “biggest KYC data leak in history.” He shared a screenshot of the leaked data and wrote, “Congrats Mobikwik…” wrote. However, due to Twitter’s policy, they delete the tweet Gave. He also gave information about the search engine which was created by hackers on the dark web and it contained information of some users.

Many users have posted on social media that they were able to find their information through this search engine.

However, Tech News by Careers Ready was not able to independently verify whether the available information was related to the alleged MobiKwik data breach.

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