An independent cyber security expert warned on Wednesday that an allegedly leaked database could result in unauthorized transactions from the accounts of
Flipkart customers who also used the grocery delivery service BigBasket and had the same user ID and password. Expert Rajashekhar Rajaharia claims that
cybercriminals are selling lists of customer email addresses and passwords that are reported stolen from BigBasket databases and match with accounts at
online retailers Flipkart and Amazon.
Anyone with a compromised email address and password can simply access Flipkart from any location, including using a VPN or TOR. Please make two-factor authentication (2FA) obligatory for all accounts, Rajaharia said.
On Telegram, he also advertised account information for sale.
An official from Flipkart responded to inquiries by saying that the company is utterly committed to ensuring the safety and security of consumer data and has strong information security procedures and controls in place.
The spokesperson stated, “In parallel, to raise public awareness about fraudulent actions, we drive awareness campaigns across multiple media and social channels, educating consumers on recommended practices for a secure online experience and to protect their accounts from dishonest cyber elements.
Cyber Expert Asks Flipkart Users to Reset Passwords to Avoid Fraud
It appears that some people are selling Big Basket Email and Password combinations as Flipkart data, Rajasekhar remarked on the microblogging site Twitter.
Typically, practically everyone uses the same password across all websites. The majority of emails match Big Basket’s database, thus changing your Flipkart
password as soon as possible is imperative. The cybersecurity expert also mentioned that the Telegram software is used to sell user account information.
Flipkart needs to make its accounts and the login process more secure, according to Rajasekhar. He added emphasis by saying that anyone may sign in to
Flipkart from anywhere using a leaked email and password and a VPN or TOR. Flipkart ought to mandate 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) for all accounts as a result.
A spokeswoman for Flipkart responded by saying that the business is careful to protect the data of its customers. He tells them, nevertheless, that there is no
need for concern because the security measures are effective. In addition to ensuring the security of their consumers, they work to raise awareness about such
fraud incidents by launching campaigns on various media and social media platforms. These initiatives aim to teach customers how to have a secure online
experience and defend themselves from cyber-attacks. In spite of this, Flipkart users are encouraged to update their account passwords because, in the event
of a password and email leak, it will be simple for an attacker to access the account.
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