Global Cab Service “Careem” Confirms Data Leak of 14 Million Customers

Those who are regular clients of Careem’s cab service, then this news might give you heart attack.

The U.A.E based organization “Careem” confirmed the data leak of about 14 million customers in North Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and Middle East

The data includes customer’s personal information and personal trip history in today’s cyber-attack. Although, according to Careem the data that has stolen, did not include password and credit card details.

According to Careem official twitter account, the organization released a statement Dear Customers, we have identified a cyber-incident that took place in January 2018 involving unauthorized access to the system we use to store data. Our wider security protocol keeps passwords encrypted and credit card details on a separate system”

Further, to secure their customers from this cyber security incident, they shared the official link of their blog on twitter

 

The blog covers descriptive information about what happened on January 14, 2018 and what they are doing to make their customers data more secure. According to Careem’s official blog, they immediately started an investigation team that is working with cyber security professionals to make their systems more strong.

They have mentioned in their blog As soon as we detected the breach, we launched a thorough investigation and engaged leading cyber security experts to assist us in strengthening our security systems. We are also working with law enforcement agencies.

Throughout the incident, our priority has been to protect the data and privacy of our customers and captains. Since discovering the issue, we have worked to understand what happened, who was affected, and what we needed to do to strengthen our network defenses.”

Still it is a big question mark that the credit card details and passwords of customers is not compromise in this online data-breaching incident. However, according to the organization official’s statement “There is no evidence that your password or credit card number have been compromised. Customers’ credit card information is kept on an external third-party PCP-compliant server. A PCP server uses highly secure protocols and is employed by international banks around the globe to protect financial information.”

In order to get more information, read the detailed blog on Careem’s official website.

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Salman Ahmed Siddiqui is a passionate writer who loves to write about online privacy, crypto economy and trending technological developments. He loves to provide effective tips and guideline related to rising cyber challenges. When he is not writing, Salman watches Manchester United play and demonstrates his love for football with his mad FIFA skills.

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