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Cleartrip, one of India’s most popular travel-booking platforms, confirmed a data breach after hackers claimed to have posted the stolen data on the dark web.

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Cleartrip said it is taking legal action against the hackers in response to a comment request from Cyber Volunteer based on a tip shared by a security researcher.

“We have discovered a security anomaly in a few of our internal systems,” a Cleartrip spokesperson said in a prepared statement to Cyber Volunteer. (The spokesperson declined to give their name.) “Our information security team, in collaboration with a leading external forensics partner, is currently investigating the matter and taking the necessary action.” Appropriate legal action and recourse are being considered, and steps are being taken in accordance with the law.”

Cleartrip started informing users about the breach in an ambiguous tone, without revealing any specifics on which data was accessed by the hackers.

“We would like to assure you that aside from some details which are a part of your profile, no sensitive information pertaining to your Cleartrip account has been compromised as a result of this anomaly of our systems,” the company said in its email.

Cleartrip also advised users to reset their account password “as a precautionary measure,” it said. “We regret the inconvenience caused,” the company said.

Founded back in 2006, Cleartrip was acquired by Walmart-owned Flipkart in April last year. The company enables bookings of flights and hotels through its platform that is accessible through the Web as well as native mobile apps.

Mayank Rajkumar

Mayank Rajkumar

Mayank Rajkumar Sambare is a Young Indian Entrepreneur, Ethical Hacker, and Cyber Security Expert from Nagpur, Maharashtra. Mayank is a 28 years old Young Business Magnate. At Young age, He is CEO, Founder, and Director of the Cybersecurity company ” CODELANCER CYBER SECURITY AND FORENSICS “. CEH | CHFI | OSCP | CISSP | RHCSA | RHCE | MTSA

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