Articles about Data Leak

Government claims Co-WIN data of 150 million Indians wasn't leaked

12 Jun 2021

Government claims Co-WIN data of 150 million Indians wasn't leaked

Recently, a website on the dark web claimed that the personal data of approximately 150 million people has been leaked. It claimed that the data was leaked from the Indian government's COVID-19 vaccination appointment booking portal called Co-WIN.

Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

22 May 2021

Air India data breach: What exactly happened?

Data belonging to around 45 lakh Air India customers was leaked in a massive breach of its data processor in February. The airline made this information public on May 21, nearly three months after it was first informed of it.

Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

22 May 2021

Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

Air India's passenger service system provider SITA faced a sophisticated cyber attack in the last week of February this year leading to the leaking of personal data of 4.5 million passengers, which included passengers of the national carrier from across the world, an official statement by the Air India said on Friday.

Once again, WhatsApp is reminding users about privacy policy deadline

27 Apr 2021

Once again, WhatsApp is reminding users about privacy policy deadline

Despite facing severe global backlash for its unilateral privacy policy change, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp decided it's a good idea to remind users of the policy change and the fast-approaching implementation deadline.

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

27 Apr 2021

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

Indian firms continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. After the recent MobiKwik and Domino's India leaks, it's the turn of online grocery giant BigBasket.

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

19 Apr 2021

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

Pizzas are usually considered bad for your health, but the latest Domino's India data leak could have serious consequences for your financial health as well. The latest security lapse has allegedly compromised customers' names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and credit card details.

Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

12 Apr 2021

Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

Barely a week has passed since Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook sprang a data leak that put the personal data of around 533 million users out in the open.

Was data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users actually leaked?

12 Apr 2021

Was data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users actually leaked?

Over the weekend, it was reported that invite-only audio-based social network Clubhouse suffered a data breach that affected around 1.3 million users.

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

09 Apr 2021

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

09 Apr 2021

Facebook has no plans to notify users about data leak

The personal information of more than 530 million Facebook users was leaked and the data has been posted on a hacking forum for free.

Facebook breach: How to check if your data was compromised

07 Apr 2021

Facebook breach: How to check if your data was compromised

After the recent Facebook data breach which affected more than 533 million users including CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, the first question that comes to mind is, "How do I know my Facebook account was affected?"

Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

06 Apr 2021

Facebook-leaked phone number reveals that Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number is among the personal data of 533 million Facebook users that was leaked recently. Dave Walker, a security researcher on Twitter revealed that Zuckerberg has an account on the Signal app.

Data of over 500M Facebook users, including 6M Indians, leaked

04 Apr 2021

Data of over 500M Facebook users, including 6M Indians, leaked

The personal data of nearly 533 million Facebook users from over 100 countries was leaked online.

Infosys: Top brands could lose $223 billion to data breaches

10 Mar 2021

Infosys: Top brands could lose $223 billion to data breaches

In a report that studies the link between cybersecurity and its impact on brand value, Infosys and Interbrand said that the world's top 100 brands stand to lose $223 billion in the event of a data breach.

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

15 Feb 2021

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) have identified loopholes in Clubhouse's data security protocol, which could potentially allow the Chinese government to access user data.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.

Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

22 Jan 2021

Facebook data breach: CBI books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a complaint against United Kingdom-based consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in connection with the Facebook data theft case.

Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

14 Jan 2021

Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

Flo, a popular period tracking app with a user base of over 100 million, was allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and Google discreetly. This was also reported in 2019 by The Wall Street Journal.

Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web

04 Jan 2021

Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web

Sensitive data of over 100 million users has been leaked on the Dark Web, according to security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia, who discovered the data dump last week.

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

30 Sep 2020

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

24 Aug 2020

#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

RailYatri, a renowned Indian platform for train and bus bookings, has publicly exposed the personal data of more than 700,000 of its users.

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

27 Feb 2020

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

Renowned sports retailer Decathlon has been embroiled in a major controversy.

Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

17 Jan 2020

Sensitive photos, videos of thousands of porn actresses leaked online

In a major shocker, sensitive data of thousands of actresses associated with a porn cam affiliate network has been leaked on the internet.

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

17 Sep 2019

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

30 May 2019

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

28 May 2019

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 May 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

28 Apr 2019

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

Following the September 26, 2018 Supreme court verdict relating to Aadhaar authentication, the government has revamped the digital KYC norms.

Here's what you will need to get/update Aadhaar card

17 Apr 2019

Here's what you will need to get/update Aadhaar card

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

15 Apr 2019

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can update address in PAN card

08 Apr 2019

Here's how you can update address in PAN card

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to all taxpayers in India by the Income Tax department.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 Apr 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

06 Apr 2019

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended by six months

01 Apr 2019

Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended by six months

The Central government has extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN by six months, to September 30, 2019. The previous deadline to link the two IDs was March 31.

Can fraudsters access your bank-account linked with lost Aadhaar card?

26 Mar 2019

Can fraudsters access your bank-account linked with lost Aadhaar card?

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

25 Mar 2019

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

23 Mar 2019

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Link your Aadhaar with PAN today: Income Tax Department

22 Mar 2019

Link your Aadhaar with PAN today: Income Tax Department

The Income Tax Department has again urged all taxpayers to immediately link their Aadhaar with PAN.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

11 Mar 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

25 Feb 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.