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Hackers attacked a Pakistani music streaming site leaking 260,000 accounts

As per the sources, Pakistani Hackers hacked music streaming site Patari, trading off the individual information and certifications of surplus of 257,000 individuals. Information contained in the set containing the individual data of these customers has been leaked online on English and Russian programmer meetings.

The exact date of this data breach is yet unknown, though the database was deposited online on June 13th, 2021.

As per the report from a famous tech blog, the details of the recent data violation on Patari is:

  • Full names/Usernames
  • Email addresses
  • Passwords
  • Playlists
  • Avatar links

According to that report, the hackers could catch Patari when they were displaying their database backup on an incorrectly configured (MongoDB) database in May this year. Patari has been informed of the incorrect settings in their database, but when the company did not answer, the hackers revealed all the data online.

Zaki Khalid ,an independent cyber analyst, , commenting on this incident, said that;

“While the negligence lies squarely on Patari, & its silence is extremely disturbing, the wider problem is the lawmaking lag by parliamentarians. They put the draft Personal Data Protection Act up for review in 2018 and after 3 years, its status is still unknown. As recently as April 2021, MoIT kept insisting it is going through a consultative process.”

“Unless the Senate and National Assembly concentrate on data security of citizens, we cannot expect seriousness from any of the violated entities,” he further said.

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