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Data of 1.4 million users on IIMjobs leaked: Report

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Jobs listing website, IIMjobs.com, suffered a database breach on Monday exposing personal data of nearly 1.4 million users that were registered on the website. The leaked data include the names, phone numbers, email addresses, location of the users, their industry work and links to their LinkedIn profiles, Inc42 reported. The report says that around 50 gigabytes worth of data was being sold on a dark-web marketplace. The breach also exposed the user' encrypted passwords, which was based on the MD-5 message-digest algorithm, which is an outdated method for encryption, it said citing a cyber-security researcher. However, most of the leaked data in the MySQL database is from last year and the most recent data pertains to a user who was registered in January 2019, the researcher said. IIMjobs, operated by Highorbit Careers Pvt Ltd, was founded in 2008 by Tarun Mata, an IIM Indore alumnus who previously worked Neilsoft, CSC, and Alcatel Lucent. In May 2019, Info Edge India, which operates Naukri.com, Jeevansaathi.com and 99acres.com, acquired Highorbit Careers for Rs 81 crore. Info Edge told Inc42 that it is investigating the platform and that it would take some time to deep dive into the alleged problem, the report says. In an emailed response a spokesperson for IIMjobs said that the company's takes the matter of customer security, data, and cybercrime extremely seriously and have been internally investigating the matter. "Based on our investigation, we’ve found that the data is two years old. It is not recent. We’ve subsequently reviewed and…

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