Zomato Hacked: 17 million user records stolen, confirms company

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In a recent development, Food ordering and delivery app Zomato’s suffered a breach of security after 17 million user records was stolen from their database.

It was reported that the records which were stolen from the company’s database contain email addresses and ‘hashed’ passwords.

Zomato confirmed through a blog post that no payment information or credit card data was leaked from the database.

Zomato wrote on its blog, “The reason you’re reading this blog post is because of a recent discovery by our security team – about 17 million user records from our database were stolen. The stolen information has user email addresses and hashed passwords”.

Following this, the company has reset the passwords all the users. The company informed its users that they have been logged out of the app and the website.

It was further added, “Our team is actively scanning all possible breach vectors and closing any gaps in our environment. So far, it looks like an internal (human) security breach – some employee’s development account got compromised”.

However, online restaurant guide and food ordering app were established in the year Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. Since then, the company has now spread its wings to approximately 23 countries across the globe.

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