India’s largest online groceries e-commerce stores – BigBasket has faced a data breach. Over 2 crore customer’s data has been hacked as per the reports.
Food and household groceries online stores – BigBasket has announced that Data breach took place and regarding the same, a police complaint has been lodged in Bengaluru of Karnataka State, India.
Confirming the breach, BigBasket stated that
As confidentiality of customers is priority, we do not store their financial data, including credit card numbers and are confident that it (data) is secure,
We have lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru Cyber Crime Cell and intend to pursue it to bring the culprits to book,
The data has been put on sale for $40,000 in Dark Web. The BigBasket data breach was identified on October 30, 2020, and got confirmation on October 31, 2020, by the Cyble. It informed the same to BigBasket on November 1, 2020.
In a statement US-based third-party cyber intelligence firm Cyble said –
Online shopping for food and groceries dramatically shot up since April due to the COVID-induced lockdown, restrictions like social distancing and the pandemic scare. In the course of our dark web monitoring, our research team found the database of Big Basket is for sale in a cyber-crime market at $40,000,
BigBasket has over 1000 brands and 18,000 products in its cart for sale. The information like Person names, date of births, contact numbers (phone and mobile), log in ids, mail-ids, passwords, addresses, IP addresses of logins have been confirmed of hacking. The bank accounts and other related data breach has not yet been confirmed by either the BigBasket authorities or the Cyble team.
It is to be noted that the BigBasket in India is funded by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group in association with Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, and a British government-owned CDC group.
BigBasket has a strong customer base in major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Mysore, Coimbatore.