The talk of the Paytm Mall website being hacked in 2020, about two years ago from today, has come to the fore. It has come to the fore on the Have I Been Pwned website that personal data of about 34 lakh Paytm Mall users was leaked in this hack.
Paytm Mall users can check whether they were affected by this leak by visiting Firefox Monitor.However, the company has denied the claims of hacking and data leak.
The matter came to light from a tweet
The matter related to the Paytm Mall leak came to light after Have I Been Pwned website creator Troy Hunt tweeted an old report. Several users in response to the tweet confirmed that their email IDs and phone numbers were leaked after the hacking that took place two years ago.
Let me tell you, by visiting the Have I Been Pwned website, you can check that your account information or passwords have never been leaked.
This personal information is included in the leaked data
It has been told in the report that about 34 lakh Paytm Mall users were affected by this data leak. It has been revealed that this leaked data includes information like name, phone number, gender, date of birth and income from their email address. The leaked database also shows the data of purchases made by them on Paytm Mall. However, the payments company has denied any data leak and questioned the veracity of the report.
‘Data of Paytm users is completely safe’
Responding to the matter, Paytm said, “The data of our users is completely safe. The claims related to data leaks in the year 2020 are completely false and baseless.” “Firefox browser received a data leak alert in error due to a fake dump uploaded on the Have I Been Pwned platform. We are in talks with Firefox to resolve the issue,” the company said.
Check your data status like this
You can check if your personal details are also not included in the leaked data. For this, you have to click on the link www.monitor.firefox.com/scan given by Firefox Monitor . Here after typing your email address or phone number, you will have to enter and it will be seen that your data has not been leaked. If you have also been a victim of data leak, then it is wise to change the password of the account immediately.
You can also visit this website
Firefox Monitor also gives information related to data leaks with the help of Have I Been Pwned. You can ensure the security of the account by visiting www.haveibeenpwned.com directly . Along with this, you are also advised to keep changing the password of your account at regular intervals. In addition, share the same amount of data with any account or service that the sharing is mandatory and necessary for the use of that service.
Paytm company was started in the year 2010 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma and he got this idea after seeing the option of digital payment at vegetable shops in China. Let us tell you, the name Paytm is the short form of ‘Payment Through Mobile’.