Paytm Mall Rubbishes Claims Of User Data Being Hacked; Says Data Is Completely Safe & Secured

Paytm Mall Rubbishes Claims Of User Data Being Hacked; Says Data Is Completely Safe & Secured
Paytm Mall Rubbishes Claims Of User Data Being Hacked; Says Data Is Completely Safe & Secured

Update

Paytm Mall spokesperson said on this development: “The data of our users is completely safe & claims related to data leak in the year 2020 are completely false and unsubstantiated. A fake dump uploaded on the platform haveibeenpwned.com appears to wrongly alert of a data breach on Firefox browser. We are getting in touch with Firefox and the platform to resolve the matter.”

Earlier..

Digital payments major Paytm’s Mall marketplace allegedly suffered a massive data breach two years back that may have exposed data of over 3.4 million users.

It had also reportedly received a ransom demand after the data breach which it did not accept.

False claims?

The accusation comes from cyber-security company Firefox Monitor, a security tracker by popular web browser Mozilla.

Paytm has shut down such allegations that a breach occurred on August 30, 2020.

“Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on July 26, 2022,” it said.

Payment info unaffected

Firefox Monitor reported that the leaked data comprised phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, genders, geographic locations, income levels, names and purchases of nearly 3.4 million users.

The good news is that payment information such as saved cards was not compromised.

Have I Been Pwned, which is a website allowing users to check whether their personal data has been compromised, provided the breach data.

Paytm explains

Paytm Mall spokesperson said that user data is completely safe and that claims related to data leak in the year 2020 are completely false and unsubstantiated.

It said that the Firefox browser received a false alert of a data breach after a “fake dump” was uploaded on haveibeenpwned.com.

The company is getting in touch with Firefox and the platform to resolve the matter.

How to find out if your data was compromised?

Visit the Have I been pwned website.

Enter your email address or phone number and click “pwned?”.

It will then list all the websites or apps where your data was compromised, if any.

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