Cleartrip confirms data breach, customer data being sold on dark web
The Flipkart-owned company further said that some details which are a part of the profile were leaked, however, the company also assured that no sensitive information was compromised.
Online travel company Cleartrip on 18 July suffered a data breach in its internal systems, the company informed in an emailed communication to its customers.
Cleartrip is into bookings of flights and hotels through its website and mobile aps.
Recently on 17 July, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) lodged a complaint against a cyber security incident as it noticed on its e-mail system. However, capital markets regulator added that no sensitive data was stolen.
Earlier on May 25, SpiceJet reported ransomware attack which disrupted operations, leaving passengers stranded at airports. The attack slowed down flight departures, the airline said in a statement
According to a Surfshark report, Indian government’s had latest set of cyber security rules, that were notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) on April 28, can cause more loss of data of Indian citizens to cyber breaches.
The data said that over the past 18 years, over 250 million usernames and passwords belonging to Indian users have been breached online, making India the sixth most breached nation worldwide in terms of cyber incidents.
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