Truecaller Application Related Important News

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Truecaller Application Related Important News

Data of Indian truecaller users is available online for 1-5 lakh rupees on internet

Data from callr identity app
Truecaller, including names, hone numbers and email addresses of users worldwide is available for sale on private internet forums, according to a cyber security analyst who monitors such transactions Data of Indian users, who make up 60-70 % of Truecaller 's user base of about 140 million, is being sold for about Rs 1.5 lakh (2000 Euros) on the so-called dark web, the source said, while data of global users is priced as high as 25000 Euros


The Popular smartphone app
that also offers payment services through the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to its Indian users denied any breach of its database by hackers However, the Stockholm-based company said it has found instances of unauthorized copying of data, termed scraping, by its own users Truecaller also offers a premium model where paying subscribers can search for an unlimited set of Numbers on the platform.
Earlier This year Truecaller Said it
began investigations into user accounts suspected of having abused access to its platform and has already set daily limits on the number of searches by any user account. "We would like to reinforce that this was not arn attack on our database, as data stored on our servers is highly secured. We take the privacy of our users and the integrity of our services, extremely seriously. As we investigate, we will continuously implement new protocols to prevent any future Attempts Truecaller Said

Cyber Experts are of the view
That such a Tadrge chuk Ol dald could only be accessed b breaching the database of Truecaller. "lt is not only this data, there is data available from multiple financial institutions Organisations should take precautions, monitor the dark web and protect their customer data, said J Prasanna, Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation Pte LTD, a Singapore-based company In 2016, the Swedish caller ID service had to fix a vulnerability in its app after researchers found that it leaked user data inadvertantly
News by indiatimes.com

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