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Mobikwik data leak: Personal data of 3.5 million users up for sale on dark web

According to reports, personal data of 3.5 million Mobikwik users in India up for sale on dark web. However, company denies claims.

According to one of the famous independent researcher, Rajshekhar Rajaharia, personal data of millions of Mobikwik users have been leaked online. This news was first reported by TechNaidu website. According to this report, personal data of more than 3.5 million users has appeared for sale on dark web. However, the online payment platform, Mobikwik has denied from all such claims.

Mobikwik Data breach: Screenshot of leaked Mobikwik Data
Mobikwik Data breach: Screenshot of leaked Mobikwik Data

 

This report was also covered by a French ethical hacker and security researcher named Robert Baptiste. He also handles a Twitter account with the name of Elliot Alderson. He also confirms about the personal data breach of Mobikwik users. Baptiste shares this info with a tweet stating that it could be the biggest KYC data leak in the history.

Mobikwik Data leak: Whole Story

According to reports, this leaked data includes about 36,099,759 files. These files compromises of 8.2Tb data. The report confirms that this data is available for sale at an official price of 1.5 bitcoins. This much value of bitcoins could be equivalent to USD 84000.

This report further reveals that the breached data from Mobikwik could include all personal details. This detail could include personal information such as email addresses, phone numbers, bank account details and card detailsAlso Read: Google asks Google Play Music users to switch there data to YouTube Music App

Detailed List of Data available for sale:

At the check out, a list of documents is available on dark web for sale. These documents includes Mobikwik data such as

  • 350GB of MySQL dumps, which is approximately equivalent to 500 databases
  • A total of about 99 million email address, phone/mobile numbers, passwords, residential/official addresses, app data, phone OEM Details, IP Addresses and GPS location.
  • It also contains about 7.5TB of 3 million KYC data. This data includes KYC Document details like Aadhar Card details, PAN Card details, passport details, Profile Pictures and more

Mobikwik denies data breach claims

Even after this much leaks, the company still denies from such claims. According to Mobikwik Official statement, Some so called media-crazed researchers are repeatedly trying to show some false copy of documents. Thus, they are wasting precious time of the company as well as media members. The statement confirms that the company has thoroughly investigated in this matter. They did not find any such issues and errors. The media spokesperson Mobikwik informs that the user as well as company data is completely safe and secure.

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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