OlaCabs hacked again Hackers get access to credit card transaction details

In today's information age, the rapid development of technology has given more wings to cyber criminals as now they come up with even more frightening attack strategies than ever before. And if hackers get access to your credit card and transaction history, what can be scarier than that?


As per a new report by NextBigWhat, Olacabs has been hacked by a hacker group which has posted the database structure of the biggest cab provider in India. The hackers, on Reddit, claimed to have an access to the user details as well as credit card transaction history. Isn't that frightening?


The hacker group stated that, "Their Application design is very poor and their development server is weakly configured. The hack was a little tricky and involved many steps to get to the database. Once we got to the database it was like winning a lottery. It had all the user details along with credit card transaction history and unused vouchers. The voucher codes are not even out yet."


Calling themselves Team Unknown, these hackers have assured the users that they would not be using credit card details and voucher codes. The hackers also posted the snapshots of the database structure of taxi rider, raising a question on the security team of Olacabs.


However, a Olacabs spokesperson stated, "There has been no security lapse, whatsoever to any user data. The alleged hack seems to have been performed on a staging environment when exposed for one of our test runs. The staging environment is on a completely different network compared to our production environment, and only has dummy user values exclusively used for internal testing purposes."


The spokesperson further stated, "We confirm that there has been no attempt by the hackers to reach out to us in this regard. Security and privacy of customer data is paramount to us at Ola."

 

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