Truecaller records of 4.75 cr Indians put up for sale on the dark web for Rs 75,000

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 27, 2020, 01.05 PM(IST)

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The data trove is being peddled by a cybercriminal using the name of the company Truecaller so that the data look credible.

More than 4.75 cr user records stolen from online directory Truecaller have been put up for sale on the dark web for about Rs 75,000 in recent days. 

The data trove is being peddled by a cybercriminal using the name of the company Truecaller so that the data look credible.

According to online intelligence firm Cyble, "Researchers have identified a reputable seller, who is selling 47.5 million Indians Truecaller records for USD 1,000 (about Rs 75,000). The data is from 2019. We were also taken off by surprise with such a low price point,".

"Cyble researchers are progressing with their analysis, but clearly, this leak may have a potential impact on broader users in India such as spams, scams, identity thefts etc. We will update this blog as we get more information," Cyble said. 

When contacted, a Truecaller spokesperson said, "There has been no breach of our database and all our user information is secure. We take the privacy of our users and the integrity of our services extremely seriously and we are continuously monitoring for suspicious activities."

(With inputs from PTI)

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