28 May 2015

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Music site Gaana.com hacked over 10 million personal details exposed

Music site Gaana.com hacked over 10 million personal details exposed

One of India’s popular music streaming service Gaana has been reportedly hacked and its massive database, about 10 million users, has been compromised.

According to a report by The Next Web, the hack appears to be a SQL injection-based exploit of Gaana’s systems.

The hacker, who goes by the moniker Mak Man and appears to be based in Lahore, Pakistan, posted a link to a searchable database of Gaana user details on his Facebook page. Enter a user’s email address and it spits out their full name, email address, MD5-hashed password, date of birth Facebook and Twitter profiles and more.

The database shows more than 12.5 million users are currently registered on Gaana.
Currently Gaana has taken its site offline and the exposed database isn’t returning search results

The exposed database has since been removed on Gajwani’s request. All Gaana users’ passwords have been reset.

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Destination Infinity May 28, 2015  

These are the risks online companies need to be very careful about, especially while handling user credentials. I hope everyone will focus on strengthening their security policies and infrastructure.

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