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Vulnerability on RailYatri server exposed sensitive information of 7 lakh users: Report

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Update at 10:30 IST, August 25: In an official statement issued on Monday evening, RailYatri said the server reported to have been breached was only a test server. The company has refuted Safety Detectives' assessment that over 700,000 email addresses had been leaked on the internet, calling it "impossible". The spokesperson argued that as per general protocol, all data older than 24 hours is deleted from the server automatically, so the fact that email addresses had leaked over a period of three days was factually incorrect. The company also noted that it fixed the issue as soon as it was brought to its notice by CERT-In. On possible exposure of credit card and other sensitive user information, RailYatri said it did not store such financial and other sensitive data, with the exception of some partial details. Anurag Sen, head of security research at Safety Detectives, whose team had discovered the vulnerability, was unconvinced with RailYatri's statement. Questioning the company's claim that only a day's worth of data was stored on the said server at any given moment, he said that when his team discovered the vulnerability on August 10, the server logs showed data from August 6 still on it. *Original story published on August 24:  Popular ticketing and travel website RailYatri has suffered a massive data breach, exposing personal details of an estimated 700,000 individuals, according to a report by security review website Safety Detectives. In a post published on Monday, Safety Detectives said that the all data present on one…

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