Details of 75 lakh boAt customers for sale

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Details of 75 lakh boAt customers for sale
Details of 75 lakh boAt customers for sale

The intrusion on boAt’s systems is only one of many instances of data theft that have affected government agencies like the ICMR and large corporations like Taj Hotels.

In shocking news, personal information from over 7.5 million consumers of boAt, a well-known producer of smartwatches and audio goods, is being sold for 2 euros on the dark web. Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and customer IDs are among the vital personal information that has been disclosed. A hacker on a well-known site revealed the intrusion, which involved about 2GB of data.

On April 5, the hacker known as ShopifyGUY claimed to have discovered the breach. Through conversations with a few customers who admitted to buying Boat items, the breach’s veracity was verified.

The corporation confirmed that they are looking into the possible data breach that has been revealed.

“We take these claims seriously and have immediately launched a comprehensive investigation. At Boat, safeguarding customer data is our top priority,” it said.

The intrusion on boAt’s systems is only one of many instances of data theft that have affected government agencies like the ICMR and large corporations like Taj Hotels.

Experts stress that these data breaches have serious ramifications that go beyond the simple disclosure of private data. People become more susceptible to financial fraud as a result of the exposed data, which also makes it easier for hackers to plan phishing assaults. These attacks use the fictitious identities of reputable organizations to trick victims into disclosing private information like passwords or bank account details.

According to Saumay Srivastava, a threat intelligence researcher, identity theft also becomes a real issue when criminals use the compromised data to assume the identities of victims, enabling illegal activities or lowering credit scores.

Srivastava stresses, “The consequences for companies include a loss of customer confidence, legal ramifications, and reputational damage. This underscores the critical importance of implementing robust security measures.”

Security advisory

Security experts emphasize how urgent it is to take preventative action to lessen the consequences of the incident. The creator of Security Brigade, Yash Kadakia, is an advocate for extensive user notification, in-depth research into the source of the breach and possible points of entry, and strengthening security measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

Kadakia remarks, “The data is available for purchase on certain forums for a minimal cost, indicating its potential exploitation by malicious actors for various scams involving phone calls and emails.”

Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta founded Boat in 2016, and by the third quarter of 2023, IDC reports that it was the second most popular wearable brand.

With this hack, Boat is under increasing pressure to fix security flaws and protect consumer information, which emphasizes the need for quick decision-making to reduce risks and win back customers’ trust.

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