Truecaller data of 4.75 cr Indian users leaked on dark web: Report

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Truecaller has however denied the data breach.

Truecaller data 4.75 crore Indian users have been put on sale on the web the dark for about ₹ 75,000, Cyble online intelligence company reported. Truecaller but denied reports that there is no breach in its database.

Truecaller data is from 2019 and the information available on the web darker been categorized by country, city and operators, Cyble said in a blog post. User information available includes the phone number, carrier name, gender, email address, Facebook ID and more.

Cyble has published leaked details in his blog post. The security firm also suggested that this information will result in the property fraud, spam, and identity theft.

Truecaller on the other hand denied the reports and said that no data breach as claimed by Cyble.

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“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. There has been no breach of our database and all our users’ information is secure. We take our users’ privacy and the integrity of our service very seriously and we continue to monitor for any suspicious activity. We were told about the sale at the data in May 2019. What they have here is the possibility of the same dataset as before. It’s easy for bad actors to compile a database of multiple phone numbers and Truecaller put his stamp on it. By doing so, lends credibility to the data and make it easier for them to sell. We urge the public and users do not fall prey to bad actors as the main motive is to cheat people out of their money, “the spokesman said in a statement Truecaller.

Truecaller also shows that it does not upload the user’s phone book which is a common misconception. its database is yet inhabited every day by the users themselves who marked the number as spam, the correct names and contribute a name also. Cyble has not responded to this statement.

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