JustDial data breach – Over 100 million users’ personal information at risk: Read details

This recent data breach was found out by Rajshekhar Rajahari and according to him, over 70 per cent of the data belongs to users who had called JustDial’s customer care number “88888-88888”.

As the world gets more hooked on technology, data breaches and data thefts have become a genuine threat to deal with. In a recent incident, personal data of more than 100 million users of the service called JustDial were exposed online. This breach included important information like names, email ids, gender and even date of birth of users who had availed the service of the hyperlocal search service.

As far as the Indian startup ecosystem is concerned, Fintech startup EarlySalary, travel portal Ixigo, and even food tech and delivery company FreshMenu and Zomato have also reported similar incidents of data breaches and infringements in user information in the past.

This recent data breach was found out by Rajshekhar Rajahari and according to him, over 70 per cent of the data belongs to users who had called JustDial’s customer care number “88888-88888”.

“Even if one would not have used their app or website, if you ever called their customer service, your data may have been leaked,” Rajaharia was quoted as saying. He also said that this breach took place through an older version of JustDial website which was not attended since mid-2015 and hence, there was an issue with the application program interface.

Even after this, the extent of privacy breach is not known and also the number of users affected is unknown.

JustDial released an official statement after this disclosure which read: “The older versions of our apps, which currently cater to only a very small fraction of our users, were using certain APIs by which basis a particular mobile number entered and certain basic user details were accessible (no financial information was accessible). This vulnerability, which existed on the older app platforms, is also now fixed. Newer (current) versions of the app where the majority of users are available do not have the above vulnerability.”

Related posts

Jio GigaFiber may launch soon: What are the lucrative offers


Redmi Note 7, review- Best under Rs 10,000


Samsung Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A30s launched in India: Find out Price, Specifications, Features


12 comments May 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Heya i’m certainly the very first time the following. I stumbled onto this unique panel and so i find It certainly handy & it again helped me available significantly.
I am hoping to present an item returning which help others that
you really helped everybody.

Highland AvenUe restaurant June 14, 2019 at 6:14 am

Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look.

I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking
and will be tweeting this to my followers! Terrific
blog and terrific design and style.

Reply June 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Awesome! Its really remarkable paragraph, I have got much clear idea regarding from this piece of writing.

Reply June 18, 2019 at 3:31 pm

I got this web page from my buddy who told me on the topic of this web page and
now this time I am browsing this website and reading very informative articles at this time.

bong99 June 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Great website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
I’d really love to be a part of online community where I
can get suggestions from other experienced people that share the same interest.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

bong99 June 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This
type of clever work and coverage! Keep up the amazing
works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

pkv Poker July 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm

I do not even know the way I ended up here,
however I assumed this submit was good. I don’t understand who you are however
certainly you are going to a well-known blogger if you are not already.

Situs Bola Online July 13, 2019 at 5:07 am

I could not refrain from commenting. Very well written!

situs poker online August 14, 2019 at 10:54 am

When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three
e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

Reply August 25, 2019 at 9:22 am

You are my inspiration, I have few web logs and very
sporadically run out from post :).

Reply September 14, 2019 at 2:02 am

It’s an remarkable post in support of all the online users; they will obtain advantage from it I am sure.

강남역안마 September 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your
host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol


Leave a Comment