7 Million Indian Credit, Debit Card’s data Leaked


New Delhi: Sensitive data related to around seven million credit and debit cardholders has surfaced online through dark Web, according to a security researcher. The data included not only the names of affected Indian cardholders but also their mobile numbers, income levels, email addresses, and Permanent Account Number (PAN) details. It is available for download through a Google Drive link. The link is open for public access and is said to be in circulation on the dark Web for some days now.

Cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia discovered the Google Drive link from the dark Web earlier this month. It was in circulation with the title “Credit Card Holders data” by some anonymous people, Rajaharia said.

The link, that was shared with Gadgets 360, included 59 Excel files that contained the data including the full names, mobile numbers, cities, income levels, and email addresses of cardholders. It also included PAN card numbers, employer details, and type of bank account linked with the employers of the affected credit and debit card users. However, the leaked data doesn’t include the bank account and card numbers of the victims.

Rajaharia told Gadgets 360 that he was able to verify some names listed in the Excel files by finding them on LinkedIn or searching the surfaced mobile numbers on caller ID app Truecaller. He even found his name there while verifying the details.


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