Name, phone numbers, email, employer, annual income, etc of over 70 lakh Indian debit/ credit cardholders are up on sale on the dark web, said security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia. The 2GB database has also information on whether users have activated mobile alerts. It also has PAN card details of 5 lakh cardholders. However, the card numbers are not available. The leak has probably happened from a third-party vendor of the bank who sells credit/debit.
Outage at one of HDFC Bank’s data centres has impacted all transactions via digital payment channels — internet banking, UPI, debit, credit cards –since Saturday evening. The issue came to light when its customer started Tweeting about the problem on the microblogging site. The bank has witnessed something similar in December because of its ‘underestimated’ growth in payment volumes. The bank said that it is working on the issue and services will be resumed shortly.