In August 2020, the Indian payment provider Paytm was reported as having suffered a data breach and subsequent ransom demand, after which the data was circulated publicly. Further investigation into the data concluded that the breach was fabricated and did not originate from Paytm. The impacted data covered 3.4M unique email addresses along with names, phone numbers, genders, dates of birth, income levels and previous purchases.
Accounts breached: 3395101
Breached on: August 30, 2020
Exposed data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, Geographic locations, Income levels, Names, Phone numbers, and Purchases
Added on: July 26, 2022