Cybersecurity expert Rajshekhar Rajaharia has warned people from downloading a virus link that claims to turn Whatsapp into pink colour and has new features. “Beware of WhatsApp Pink!! A Virus is being spread in WhatsApp groups with an APK download link. Don’t click any link with the name of #WhatsappPink. Complete access to your phone will be lost,” Rajaharia said in a Linkedin post. Many Whatsapp users were reportedly sharing the malicious link.
Independent cybersecurity researchers Rajshekhar Rajaharia has claimed that KYC data of around 3.5 mn users of MobiKwik is up for sale on the Dark Web. French researcher Elliot Alderson, verifying the breach, said that the 8.2TB of data contains users’ phone numbers, emails, hashed passwords, addresses, bank accounts and card details. MobiKwik, which is planning an IPO this year to raise $200-250 mn, denied the breach.
Data of over 2.5 mn Airtel subscribers were up for sale on a hacker group Red Rabbit Team’s website for about three months before it disappeared on Tuesday, cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia said in a tweet. The website had details of Airtel customers names, DOB, phone numbers, addresses, and Aadhaar IDs and was up for sale for $3,500. “In this specific case, we confirm that there is no data breach at our end,” an Airtel spokesperson said.
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.
Email ids, passwords, mobile numbers and IP addresses of around 3.5 mn Zoomcar subscribers are up for sale on the Dark Web, claimed cybersecurity consultant Rajshekhar Rajaharia. The data, available for $300, said to be of the year July 2018. Dark Web is the cyberspace where content is encrypted and cannot be searched using normal search engines. Hackers sell data after a year of the breach as it makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies to track them.