Hacker lists data of over 40,000 Karachi residents for sale on the dark web
Intelligence analyst Zaki Khalid shared some information on this aspect on Twitter
Cybersecurity breaches are becoming disturbingly common around the globe. In a similar incident, a hacker leaked the private data of more than 42,000 people from Karachi using a retail website. The personal data includes their contact numbers, residential addresses, and more.
Sample data shared by the hacker in said forum shows particulars of a client based in DHA Phase 2 Ext. It is unclear which segment has been targeted (retailers, their customers or both).
— Zaki Khalid (@misterzedpk) September 5, 2022
Intelligence analyst Zaki Khalid shared some information on this aspect on Twitter. The personal data has been put up for sale on the deep web. The hacker has posted a screenshot showing a sample of the private data he has along with his sale offer.
The picture posted by the hacker is basically an invoice detail of a company for a customer. The information contains their numbers, addresses, email address, and more.
In Khalid’s report, it isn’t clear which users were targeted in the data breach. The analyst claims that the targetted users were residents of ‘posh’ areas of Karachi.
Although the leaked information isn’t as useful, however, it shows how serious data breaches are.
Data breaches have become extremely common in Pakistan. Earlier this year, sensitive content from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) got leaked. The data included residential addresses, ID card numbers, email addresses, and more.
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