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Zomato hacked; 17 million accounts compromised
May 18, 2017

Time to check those security settings.

A recent report has confirmed that Zomato has just suffered a security breach that saw more than 17 million user records compromised. Zomato is a website that curates the best eateries in a particular city. This includes reviews from various users across the country. reported the breach, where a user name ‘nclay’ claims to have hacked the food-tech company and is planning to sell the data of more than 17 million registered users. The data stolen include emails and passwords of Zomato user accounts. The hacker’s payment is being requested in BitCoin.

Zomato has already published the detailed blog post on the issue, saying that only the email addresses and passwords were compromised and payment information is stored separately in a “highly secure PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant vault.”

Zomato also stressed that it is working on enhancing the security features of the website and noted that certain authorizations will be placed to avoid the misuse of the stolen information.

If you have an account with Zomato, it’s best to change your password and if by any chance that password is the same one used for your other accounts, then it’s best to change them as well.

by vportiz

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