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TrueCaller hacked, 1 million Indians’ data at risk

Global phone directory app TrueCaller has been hacked by hacktivist groupSyrian Electronic Army (SEA). The hacking group announced this in a post on Twitter, along with an image that showed details of some users of the app.

Syrian Electronic Army broke the news via a tweet saying, "Sorry @TrueCaller, we needed your database, thank you for it." The hackers openly released TrueCaller's database host ID, username and password via another tweet.

TrueCaller app is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbianplatforms. The app's databases have access codes to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail accounts of millions of users globally. Reports say that TrueCaller website went down for a while but is now back online. In June this year, TrueCaller announced that its user base has touched the 20-million mark, representing growth of 100% in a period of five months. It said that it has 1 million users in India in March.

The Syrian hacking collective revealed that it exploited the TrueCallerwebsite as it is based on outdated Wordpress platform, which gave them access to the admin panel. Speaking to E Hacking News, the SEA hackers said that they have hacked into the phone directory's servers and downloaded more than seven databases. The biggest database has data worth 450GB.

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