Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato on Thursday admitted to a major security breach, where around 17 million user records – out of the company’s 120 million users – were stolen from its database. According to the company, usernames and hashed passwords were stolen by the attackers – the fact that the passwords were encrypted means that they will be harder to access, but such troves of data do eventually get cracked, so a sensible move would be to change your Zomato password right away, and also to change it on any site where you…

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New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

It is not a hidden fact that Android is not the safest mobile platform and that its open nature, which is also considered to be one of its biggest strengths, often gives room for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and compromise users’ security. G Data antivirus software firm has now discovered that the malware-infected applications are increasing at an alarming rate on Google’s mobile platform and at the current speed, 3.5 million new malware samples are expected to be discovered on the OS by the end of this year. G…

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Scrub Typhus Claims 24 Lives In Himachal

Scrub Typhus Claims 24 Lives In Himachal

Twenty-four patients suffering from scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite found in areas with heavy scrub vegetation, have died in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Friday. “The total number of scrub typhus deaths is 24 and 825 patients have tested positive till September 28,” a government spokesperson told IANS. He said directions have been issued to all medical officers in the state to treat the scrub typhus patients free of cost. Many patients from across the state were referred to the Indira Gandhi…

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Malignant malaria claims first life, dengue rages on

Malignant malaria claims first life, dengue rages on

At a time when the state is battling to tackle dengue menace, a teenager, who was diagnosed with malignant malaria, died in a private nursing home in Howrah on Monday. This is the first malignant malaria death reported from Kolkata’s suburbs this season. Dengue has already claimed 18 lives in and around Kolkata. The Howrah girl’s mother and brother, also suffering from malignant malaria, are still critical. Parveen Khatoon (16) died in a private nursing home at Howrah’s Baltikuri area. The area falls under Howrah Municipal Corporation’s ward No. 47….

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Paytm Now Has 122 Million Active Users, Claims Investor

Paytm Now Has 122 Million Active Users, Claims Investor

Paytm, one of India’s largest electronic payment platforms, has seen over five-fold rise in active users in one year, a senior company official said on Thursday. Ant Financial Services Group, an Alibaba Group affiliate, took 25 percent stake in One97, owner ofPaytm, as part of a strategic agreement in 2015. Peng Yijie, director of international business at Ant Financial, the financial arm of Internet commerce giant Alibaba, said that Paytm reached 122 million active users by the end of March. “About 5.6 times the figure in the beginning of 2015,”…

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All-Metal LG G5 Features ‘Primer’ not ‘Plastic’, Claims Company

All-Metal LG G5 Features ‘Primer’ not ‘Plastic’, Claims Company

LG has responded to the allegations that it has stuffed a lot of plastic instead of metal into the LG G5 flagship smartphone. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer says that it’s not plastic but primer it has used in its “all-metal” smartphone. Last week, a gadget reviewer on YouTube claimed that the LG G5, which was launched at Mobile World Congress in February, has a significant amount of plastic on its body. Addressing the growing uproar from the community, LG says that the material it has used in some parts…

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