The worst disadvantage of internet is that you are always on risk. Now one of the famous Ride-hailing services, Careem, has suffered from a massive data breech. Cyber attack on Careem Affects 14 Million Customers. The company warned users that their personal data had been compromised in a massive cyber-security breach.
Cyber attack on Careem Affects 14 Million Customers
According to the company, hackers have stolen the sensitive information like customers’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data.
Dear Customers, we have identified a cyber incident that took place in January 2018 involving unauthorized access to the system we use to store data. Our wider security protocol keep passwords encrypted and credit card details on a separate system. pic.twitter.com/rkcpf671ct
— Careem (@careem) April 23, 2018
The breach affects all customers and captains who signed up with the service before January 14, 2018. Careem also said that the Users who signed up with the service after that date have not been affected.
The breach affects all customers and captains who signed up with the service before January 14, 2018
Now the question is what Careem has done while facing this issue. Careem said they have launched an investigation committee to find out the causes of the breech. The company said in an official reply,
As soon as we detected the breach, we launched a thorough investigation and engaged leading cybersecurity experts to assist us in strengthening our security systems. We are also working with law enforcement agencies.
Now, when cyber attack on Careem has affected its customers, Careem has asked its customers to quickly change their passwords. The company also advised to remove important information like credit card information from their accounts. So, if you are a Careem customers do quickly change your password.
Here are some important precautions that the company has asked its customers to take,
- Implement good password management by updating your Careem password, as well as other accounts on which you use similar details. Use a strong mix of characters, and try not to use the same password for multiple sites.
- Remain cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for personal information or refer to a web page asking for personal information
- Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unfamiliar emails
- Continue to review bank account and credit card statements for suspicious activity – if you see anything unexpected, call your bank