Database of 2 crore users of BigBasket leaked …Be careful!

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According to the Cyber intelligence the e-commerce company BigBasket database has been stolen. Data of more than 2 crore user data is stolen from the company for about Rs. 30 lakhs for sale. This has come into light when the research department of the Cyber Intelligence, was researching the Dark Web as part of their routine. The Cyber Intelligence revealed that they found that the hackers had put the Big Basket database for sale in the cybercrime market for $ 40,000.

The data which is in the SQL file, is about 15 GB in size, and contains over 2 crore user data. The data includes names, email ids, mobile numbers, addresses, date of birth, IP addresses, etc. Cyber Intelligence said that they had identified the cyberattack on October 30 and had immediately conveyed the same to Bigbasket.

Subsequently, Bigbasket got into action and started working with cybersecurity experts to crack down on data theft reports after they lodged a complaint with the Cyber ​​Crime Cell in Bangalore. However, it did not have credit card numbers for users and would not have access to such data.

The data of more than 2 crore clients belonging to their company had been stolen of Grocery e-commerce company, Big Basket came as a shock for its consumers.

However, the company claims that the credit card and other financial details are safe. The company is assuring its consumers that it was aware of the level of data theft, hence there is nothing to worry about as of now.

The following precautions should be taken by Big Basket Users.

  • Do not reveal OTPs to anyone under any circumstances.

  • All the passwords should be changed of all internet banking accounts used to place orders from the App.

  • Change the PINs of the UPI App.

  • Do not use the same password or PIN for email and other services.

  • Change all the passwords immediately.

  • Download or update the Big Basket app from the official Play Store or Apple App Store only.

  • Do not trust any false messages regarding the update. 

  • Be vigilant about customer care scams and credit card offers.

  • Do not accept packages that do not belong to you and that you have not ordered.

  • Do not trust cash-on-delivery packages that you have not ordered.

  • Do not pay them any cash. Beware of scams manipulating by pretending to be a delivery executive.

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