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ABFRL, which runs Peter England, Louis Philippe brands, steals data from over 5 million customers!

The data of India’s fashion retail company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) has been stolen. This is a big data leak in which more than 54 lakh email addresses have been stolen and posted online. The stolen database also includes personal information of customers such as name, phone number, address, date of birth, order history, credit card details and passwords stored as message-digest algorithm 5 (MD5) hashes. It has been said that this data leak also contained information like salary details, religion and their marital status of the employees.

This data stolen from the company’s online platform has been made public by a hacker group named ShinyHunters. customer data breach Information Have I Been Pwned website, which is a data breach tracking website. According to the report, in December last year, more than 54 lakh 70 thousand accounts of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited were hacked and ransom was demanded for them. The hacker group’s ransom demand was reportedly rejected after which the data was publicly posted on a popular hacking forum.

If you want to check for your account whether your data was leaked or not, for this, go to the Have I Been Pwned website and check your account status via your email and phone number. Gadgets 360 has reached out to ABFRL for a response. The report will be updated as soon as we get a response.

Troy Hunt, the creator of Have I Been Pwned, told Gadgets 360, “This is huge data theft and it includes source code. In addition to being customer personal information, it also contains personal information of staff. I don’t understand it. Could come as to why they had stored personal information like their religion and marital status for the job.”

“This data is still circulating on hacking platforms, and they are yet to inform the customers about it. It cannot be avoided by any means,” he said.

As RestorePrivacy reports, ShinyHunters had access to ABFRL’s database for several weeks. The hacked information included ABFRL employee data like full name, email, date of birth, physical address, gender, age, marital status, salary, religion among many more. It is also said to contain ABFRL customer data and hundreds of thousands of invoices and also the company’s website source code and server reports.

The forum post through which Shinyhunters reported the data leak was independently verified by Gadgets 360. The hackers group wrote in a post on January 11, “We tried to contact ABFRL. They sent a negotiator but they just kept evasive. We had made a reasonable demand of $45 trillion but they didn’t agree. That’s why we did.” Decided to leak the data. We also leaked their famous division like Pantaloons.com or Jaypore.com.”

The leaked database contained 21 GB size invoices of ABFRL along with financial and transaction details. ShinyHunters told Restore Privacy that they stole customers’ credit card data, specifically from Pantaloons. ABFRL staff are aware that their data is in the hands of ShineHunters.

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Damini Sharma
Experienced Senior Content Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in SEO Copywriting, Web Content Writing, Storytelling, Blogging, and Social Media. Strong media and communication professional with a mass communication focused in Journalism from Sjmc davv indore.
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