As per the BS report, Hackers have leaked details of about 37,000 accounts, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and city details; and the passwords have been released in plain text (though the pastebin URL isn’t showing any data, as of writing this post).
From the hacked data ( Total E-mails. 37,187), top email providers include:
- Hotmails 3,340
- LiveMail 73
- Gmails 13,913
- Yahoos 10,850
We earlier reported about two hackers being arrested by Noida police after they hacked an online recharge website.
This is not the first time when an ecommerce website has been hacked. Earlier in February this year, Microsoft India’s online store was hacked by a Chinese group identified as Evil Shadow. In addition to that online travel firm Cleartrip ad server was also hacked in July this year, during Cleartrip’s hack, attackers gained control of the website’s ad system via serving malicious code. Importantly, payment gateway, CCAvenue which hackers apparently have bypassed in this case was hacked in May 2011 by hackers through exploiting SQL injection vulnerability.
Meanwhile, as per Government of India data, cyber crimes including hacking are on the rise in the country. A total of 799 persons were arrested under the Information Technology Act 2000, in the year 2010, which is a significant hike from 288 arrests in 2009, 178 arrests in 2008 and 154 arrests in 2007. Delhi reported the highest number of cyber crimes with 41 cyber crime cases registered in 2010, followed by Bangalore with 40 cases, while Chennai and Mumbai reported 10 and 8 cases respectively.
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