Online food delivering website Zomato on Thursday admitted a massive breach in its database. The company said that the user data, which includes e-mail addresses and hashed passwords, of 17 million of its 120 million customers had been stolen by the hackers. In a blog post, Zomato admitted that even though the user data of its customers had been stolen, their information was safe as the company uses special encryption technique to safeguard its data.
The company also reassured its customers saying that their payment information, which includes the credit card details, was safe as it is stored in a PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant vault.
As a precautionary measure, Zomato has reset the password of all the affected customers and logged them out of both, the app and the website. The company has also issued an advisory urging all its users to change their password on Zomato and on all other platforms where they use a similar password.
Meanwhile, Twitterati are going crazy over the news and are sharing their ‘fungry’ reactions on Twitter. Check out some of most rib-tickling reactions here:
— Kaushik Bora (@instantkoko666) May 18, 2017
— GaayNextDoor (@GaayNextDoor) May 18, 2017
— Baba Baklol (@aj_blingsing) May 18, 2017
#Zomato hackers should release all ordering data of sanksari wives who secretly broke their Karwa Chauth fast.
— Rosa Barks (@freckenstein) May 18, 2017
*Indian food website #Zomato has been hacked *
Arvind Kanjriwal: I’m from IIT. I can tell you 10 ways how to hack zomato in 90 seconds pic.twitter.com/42OZzsmTiu
— ғσx cαтcнεя ™ (@_Indian_Tiger_) May 18, 2017
Kids : Hack Rahul Gandhi Account.
Adult : Hack the world with Ransomeware
Legends : Hack Zomato to get best Biryani details.#Zomato
— Sasta Kohli (@imsastakohli) May 18, 2017
— FunnyThings Moms Say (@IndianMomthings) May 18, 2017
*First Date With Hacker*
She: I like bad boys and I’m a foodie.
— हरामी Bacha! (@Anshul_kochhar) May 18, 2017
#Zomato has data of 17 million users stolen.
How could this happen?
If I wasn’t so hungry – I’d be really pissed.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) May 18, 2017
— Stacey Wood & -DW (@sassy19girl) May 18, 2017