MobiKwik Data Breach: Data of MobiKwik users on sale on the darknet?

Highlights:

If you’re a MokiKwik user, we have some concerning news. Data of over 10 crore Mobikwik users are on sale on a hacker forum on the darknet, according to independent security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia.

The researchers call the MobiKwik leak one of the biggest KYC data leaks to date exposing over 10 crore user data and making it readily available on the dark web.

The sensitive information includes KYC details, addresses, phone numbers, Aadhar card data, and other details of the users.

Many people also posted screenshots of the alleged MobiKwik user data, which, according to sources, was up for sale for 1.5 bitcoin or about $86,000.

Mobikwik spokesperson said:

Mobikwik has denied any data breach in its servers. “Some security researchers have repeatedly attempted to present concocted files wasting precious time of our organization. We thoroughly investigated and did not find any security lapses. Our user and company data is completely safe and secure.”

The company has denied the data breach but security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia has enough information to turn the tables.

“In addition to the data of 9.9 crores MobiKwik users, key identification details such as passport, Aadhaar card, Pan cards, selfies, store picture proof of 30 lakh merchants including are also on sale,” the report states.

The report further reveals that the alleged seller has set up a dark web portal “where one can search by phone number or email ID.

The MobiKwik data leak has become a hot topic on Twitter. While some are in favor of the Indian online payment company, many are siding with Rajaharia on this and are demanding a convincing clarification from the company.

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