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Aditya Birla Fashion server Hacked

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  • Jan 30,2022
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Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Ltd. (ABFRL) has suffered a major data breach on its portal. A hacker group called Shiny Hunters has allegedly made 700 GB of ABFRL’s client data public, including5.4 Mn emails, and phone figures.

ABFRL is one of the leading fashion empires in the country with a presence in over 3k stores and 26kmulti-brand outlets. Some of its leading retail formats include Pantaloons andJaypore.com. Either, it retails brands including Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, and Peter England.

In this case, a stoner called ‘Shiny Hunter’ made a post on Raid Forums claiming to have ABFRL stoner's data that's offered for trade. Raid Forums is a database company that gathers data from breaches and leaks, as well as an active business for dealing with these leaks. It has an aggregate of 445k druggies devoted to hacking, database leaks, and tech.

“We tried to get in touch with ABFRL. They transferred a moderator but he was just stalling (the offer was further than reasonable for a “US$ 45-Billion empire”). So we decided to blunder everything for you guys including their notorious divisions similar asPantaloons.com orJaypore.com,” said the stoner in a forum post.

Shiny Hunters is a felonious black-chapeau hacking group that has been involved in numerous data breaches since it began its operations with the Tokopedia Hack in 2020. On 2nd May 2020, the hacker group foisted a data breach on the Indonesian e-commerce platform and blurted 15 Mn druggies ’login details including gender, position, username, full name, dispatch address, phone number, and hashed watchwords.

Many hours after the breach, Shiny Hunters put up a database containing further than 91 Mn records on trade for$ 5000. Other exploits by the group include hacks on GitHub (Microsoft), Big Basket, Wattpad, Nitro PDF, etc.

The group’s usual modus operandi involves oohing a small quantum of data from a breach that allows others to corroborate that a breach has indeed passed before dealing off the rest of the data on the dark web. But this time, the group has decided to release all the data for free on Raid Forums.

“This time, they've made all the data available for free. I've verified the same in my correspondence with them,” said Rajshekhar Rajaharia to Inc42. He'd originally brought up the issue in a tweet he posted before. ABFRL and Shiny Hunters have yet to partake in commentary on the matter.


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