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”
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.
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