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Gaana.com website hacked: confirms Times Internet CEO

Gaana.com Website

The largest online music streaming site in India, Gaana.com goes down after hacker from Pakistan hacked into its system and announced the exploit via his Facebook page. It is assumed that the hacker MakMan uploaded entire database of Gaana.com users containing details of over 10 million users.

Satyan Gajwani, the CEO of Times Internet which owns the Gaana.com confirms the news in his twitter post by saying “A couple of hours ago, a hacker name MakMan exposed a vulnerability in one of our Gaana user databases. Here’s where things stand: 1/n

We have temporarily removed access to our website and app as a vulnerability in one of our databases was…
Posted by gaana.com on Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
He also assured that no financial or sensitive personal data beyond Gaana login credentials were accessed and their technical team are working to reset all Gaana user password so all user can create a new password to access the site.
No financial or sensitive personal data beyond Gaana login credentials were accessed. No third party credentials were accessed either. 3/n

— Satyan Gajwani (@satyangajwani) May 28, 2015

Gajwani in reply MakMan’s post urged him to co-operate with the company to resolve the issue and offered his to join as a consultant to find more vulnerabilities across their network to offer more secure website for large number of users.

 

Gaana.com_FB post

After request came from Gajwani the hacker later clarified that the user data had not been copied or downloaded nad not compromised but were being queried in real time from the vulnerable Gaana database, which had later been patched.

News Source: Gaana.com

Gaana.com website hacked: confirms Times Internet CEO