Restaurant search service Zomato hacked, says 17 million customer email addresses and passwords stolen | VentureBeat | Security | by Paul Sawers
Restaurant search service Zomato is the latest in a long line of companies to be hacked. The company revealed that millions of customer accounts were accessed, with email addresses and hashed passwords stolen.Zomato, which claims 120 million users each month, said that around 17 million accounts are affected, though it has asserted that financial information and other personal details remain safe. The company also noted that the passwords should be safe given that Zomato says they were hashed, meaning they are essentially a random string of characters that bear no relation to the actual password they conceal.Though Zomato said that it has automatically reset passwords on the affected accounts, as a precaution users should change their passwords on any other online accounts that use the same password / email address combination.
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