Monday, July 29, 2013

Truecaller confirms database was hacked, says investigation on

Truecaller database hacked, probe on
Truecaller, a collaborative global phone directory, was hacked into by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

The hacker group claimed on its Twitter account and its website that it has managed to get access into the databases of the largest "telephone directory" in the world.

Founded in 2009, Truecaller is a service that collects contact information stored in the users' phones or on their social networking profiles. It is available on the web and as an app for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows phones.

SEA's website also declared that the over 600GB of hacked data had been sent to the Syrian government.

Truecaller in a blog post on Thursday confirmed the unauthorised access and said a detailed probe has been ordered into the "cyber attack".

It also denied that the attackers were able to access users' Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media passwords as suggested by SEA.

SEA made news recently for hacking the Associated Press news agency's account. On April 23, the group had tweeted from the wire service's account that the White House had been attacked and that President Barack Obama had been injured.

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