- Web Desk
Hackers steal data of millions of Pakistanis from software used in restaurants
- Web Desk
- Sep 20, 2023
Web Desk: Hackers have stolen the personal data of more than 2 million Pakistani citizens from software used in restaurants. The data includes names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, and payment information.
According to Jang, the hackers are now selling the data on the internet. The advertisement for the data includes a sample of the data that has been stolen. This sample includes the names, addresses, and phone numbers of several Pakistani citizens. The hackers are also claiming that they have stolen data from more than 250 restaurants.
The price of the data is being demanded for 2 bitcoins. One bitcoin is currently worth approximately $27,000. This means that the hackers are demanding approximately $54,000 for the data of 22 million Pakistani citizens.
According to sources, the hackers’ advertisement contains names of restaurants, both small and large. A specific software is used by hundreds of restaurants in Pakistan.
What does the company say?
The CEO of the company that provides software to restaurants, Saad Jangra, said that no data was leaked from their system. He said that the software meets all security protocols and does not store any customer’s extremely personal information. He also said that customer payment details are stored directly on the bank’s portal, not on the restaurant’s software.
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The Cyber Crime has said that they have not received any complaints about the data breach so far. However, they are investigating the matter.