wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

18M Ixigo, 40M YouTube user records breached; 138M American citizens’ census data vulnerable

18 million Ixigo user records leaked in major data breach 18 million records from travel bookings site Ixigo and 40 million records from YouTube were breached, as part of a larger data breach affecting 127 million user records across 8 companies, reports ZDNet. A hacker who stole 620 million user records from 16 major websites last year was behind the current breach. In all, the hacker is selling the current data for $14,500 in bitcoin. Ixigo’s leaked user data included password hashes, full name, IP address, username, email, Facebook URL, and the passport ID number and the names of some users. Ixigo reportedly used an outdated MD5 hashing algorithm to scramble passwords, which is easy to unscramble. Ixigo has, meanwhile, denied the breach and said it does not store any payment, card or financial information of its users. It also…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I cover health, policy issues such as intermediary liability, data governance, internet shutdowns, and more. Hit me up for tips.

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

Views

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

News

Existing consumer protection regulations are not sufficient to cover the extent of protection that a crypto-investor would require.

You May Also Like

News

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...

Advert

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...

News

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...

News

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
Name:*
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