Private information of Bharatmatrimony customers breached says safety agency Cyble Inc

By | October 15, 2020

Mumbai: Private information of consumers of on-line matchmaking web site Bharatmatrimony.com suffered a breach and was accessible on the market on the darkweb on Thursday, in response to Atlanta-based cyber safety agency Cyble. The corporate stated that it’s investigating the difficulty and added that there was “no breach of its present lively database of consumers”.

In line with Cyble, the leaked information contains delicate private info like names, cellphone numbers, person IDs and date and time of account creation. A pattern of the leaked information has been reviewed by ET.

Buyer information price 1.7 GB belonging to hundreds of customers was up on the market in change for $500 in cryptocurrency, in response to researchers on the agency. ET couldn’t independently confirm the variety of customers whose information was compromised.

In its response to ET, a spokesperson for Matrimony.com stated, “We’re conscious of a safety problem that has been reported to us not too long ago. As per our investigation, there was no breach of our present lively database of consumers. What has been reported belongs to an previous database and no delicate info has been compromised, as we proceed to observe the best order of trade encryption for our prospects. Safety is a excessive precedence focus space which is repeatedly monitored by way of know-how developments and interventions. We guarantee you that we stay 100% dedicated to it. We’re nonetheless investigating and may’t verify or deny an SQL vulnerability.”

BharatMatrimony is part of Matrimony.com based by Murugavel Janakiraman and is listed on the BSE and NSE. Shares closed 4.04% decrease on the NSE at Rs 27.55 on Thursday.

Knowledge from the corporate’s different web property Elitematrimony was additionally a part of the breach, in response to Cyble.

“The risk actor alleged to have exploited a SQL Injection vulnerability on their platform and leveraged that to extract their databases and person data. The actor is actively promoting the database in varied cybercrime boards for as little as $500,” stated Beenu Arora, CEO and Founding father of Cyble.

SQL or Structured Question Language is a programming language used for “speaking” to databases. In SQL Injection Assaults, malicious SQL statements are inserted right into a subject such that the attackers is ready to steal the web site’s information and have it dumped onto his or her database.

The agency stated that the parameter “themeid” was injected onto one of many web site’s URLs.

“We recognized the breach and notified the corporate,” the cybersecurity agency stated.

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