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Zomato Breach Exposes 17M User Records, Makes Deal with Hacker to Destroy Data
19 May 2017, 10:17 pm

Restaurant guide Zomato announced that it has been the victim of a data breach which saw the records of 17 million users being stolen from its database. The bad news is that 6.6 million of those are already on sale on a dark web marketplace. The good news is that the company has more than 120 million users from 24 countries across the globe, and the data breach only affects 17 million of those. 

Of course, it's still a disappointment that the company was victim of a data breach. The hackers got their hands on user email addresses and hashed passwords. "We hash passwords with a one-way hashing algorithm, with multiple hashing iterations and individual salt per password. This means your password cannot be easily converted back to plain text," the company states. No payment related information was accessed. 

Users who log into Zomato via Google or Facebook have not... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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