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Updated: CCAvenue CEO Vishwas Patel Denies Authenticity Of Hacking Report; Claims Mischief

Update: Countering what Patel claims in the interview below, Akash Mahajan points out a web server update log (screenshot), that indicates that the upgrade to Apache 2.2.17 for CCAvenue took place today. Patel had told us that the upgrade took place 5 months ago. As a counterpoint, OneMindsl says that netcraft updates that data only when requested, so this may not be indicative of upgrades, rather updates of upgrades (confusing, eh?). More updates in our earlier report, here. Earlier today: An initial rebuttal from Vishwas Patel, CEO of CCAvenue, responding to reports that their database was hacked. CCAvenue is among India's largest payment gateway service providers. Excerpts from our conversation with Patel: Patel: "First thing is that this is a mischevious slander against our name. (Secondly) We confirm that the screenshot that he has put up of the database is not of our current database, which is on the live server. We are investigating the one which he has put up, and where he has got that one, but the data is not of the live databse. The third thing is that the server type (in the hacking report) has put is Apache/2.2.14, and it says that the hack was done on 4th May 2011, at 15:15pm . Now we have the logs and the confirmation that we had changed the server around five months back to 2.2.17, and not this version. We have logs and third party qualified assessors who will confirm to it, and I will share report…

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