wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Updated: Some of Naukri’s passwords might have been compromised


Info Edge’s recruitment business Naukri.com has sent out emails to users asking them to reset their passwords and create a new one, noting that it has been experiencing security attacks on its site. (A copy of the email below).

On being contacted by Medianama to check for any possible security breach at Naukri, Info Edge CEO Hitesh Oberoi mentioned that they are still investigating the issue and its possible that some user passwords may have been compromised due to security attacks but he cannot confirm it as yet.

Update: Naukri has informed that the passwords of some jobseekers might have been stolen. The employer side of the site was not affected and no payment data has been stolen since the site doesn’t store any payment details. The company also noted that it is still investigating the issue and have recently increased its security infrastructure, operational controls and vigilance.

Oberoi said that they have sent out these email to select users whose details may have been compromised during these attacks and also just to be “extra careful” in face of the massive vulnerability discovered in the web encryption software OpenSSL earlier this month, known as the Heartbleed bug. This bug has affected majority of the online service providers including Yahoo, Google, Dropbox and Instagram among others, however most of them seems to have now patched this bug by re-issuing the security certifications.

He noted that there has been several attempts to breach Naukri’s security earlier, which includes distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and various other security attacks.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Resume database unaffected: Oberoi mentioned that the resume database has however not been affected by these attacks. Remember that Naukri currently leads the online recruitment business in India and contributes for a majority of Info Edge’s topline. As per the company’s datasheet, it has around 36 million resumes uploaded from 27,000 unique users as of December 2013.

We are currently awaiting for more information from Naukri regarding this security attacks and will update once we hear back.

Email sent to select registered users

Dear User,

We have been experiencing security attacks on our website. In order to ensure safety of your account, we suggest that you create a new password.

Please click on the link below to create a new password.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


In case you have used the same password on some other website, we recommend you change that password as well.

Our security team is closely investigating and monitoring all activity. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and would like to assure you that we are taking extensive measures to ensure the security of all your data.

Naukri Team

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



While the market reality of popular crypto-assets like Bitcoin may undergo little change, the same can't be said for stablecoins.


Bringing transactions related to crypto-assets within the tax net could make matters less fuzzy.


Loopholes in FEMA and the decentralised nature of crypto-assets point to a need for effective regulations.


The need of the hour is for lawmakers to understand the systems that are amplifying harmful content.


For drone delivery to become a reality, a permissive regulatory regime is a prerequisite.

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ