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Careem Admits Security Breach Compromising User Data

The breach affects all customers and captains who signed up with the service before January 14, 2018

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A massive data breach in cyber security of cab hailing service Careem, has been reported.  According to reports and email sent out by Careem the breach affects all customers and captains who signed up with the service before January 14, 2018. Users who signed up with the service after that date have not been affected, said Careem.

A representative from Careem said that at the time of the data breach, there were about 14 million customers and 558,000 captains active on the system across 13 countries across the globe.

The company  reported that sensitive information like customers’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data (pick-up and drop-off points) had been stolen by hackers and is urging customers to change passwords, bank account details and credit card information. “Customers’ credit card information is kept on an external third-party PCP-compliant server,” the car-hiring giant claims.

Oye Yeah tried reaching out to Junaid Iqbal, CEO Careem Pakistan but however, have not received any reply as yet.

 

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