Route Mobile Servers Allegedly Compromised And Is Under Investigation


The hackers have allegedly taken hold of Route Mobile servers, the enterprise communications firm or a Cloud Communication platform. The hackers have sold the internal data on Telegram for $5,000. The company has claimed that its customers’ data is safe, and the company’s cybersecurity team is currently investigating the case. 

As per the cybersecurity experts, the Route Mobile data breach has compromised the database of other prominent companies such as Bharti Airtel, DBS Bank and Tata Communications. The cybersecurity firm going by the name Pifi Technologies had posted on LinkedIn regarding the data leakage of Tata Communications.

“Tata Communications suffers data leak, ‘Cybercriminals’ claim to have sold access to company’s servers, over 50GB data still up for sale on Darknet Forums for USD 9k,” Pifi Technologies Chief Technology Officer had shared in a post.

A cybersecurity researcher had stated that the data is unlikely to have been leaked from Tata Communications, as per the dark web forum listings. However, the alleged data hack seems to have taken place at the root system of its technical vendor, Route Mobile, the Telegram group ad reveals. He also mentions that the seller possesses 16GB of compressed files comprising more than 10 million rows of data.

“The hacker claims that Route Mobile is the private technical team of Tata Communications, and this team has full access to the internal network,” said the cyber security researcher while sharing the screenshots of the data dump.

In this context, Tata Communications have mentioned that there are no consequences related to the alleged incident on both the company and its customers. 

“For Tata Communications, security for our customers is of paramount importance. Our global information security team has investigated the matter. We believe there is no consequence neither for Tata Communications nor for any of our customers.”

“We have already issued legal notices to the concerned parties. We reiterate our commitment to ensure the safety of our customers data,’ Tata Communications said in a statement.”

The hackers, too, have allegedly uploaded Airtel’s transaction message data on the dark web. The sample data being shared had been found to be around four years old. 

With the DBS Bank data leakage, the leaked information displays the banking transaction messages and the One Time Passwords (OTPs) that had been sent from the bank to its customers. 

The hacker had claimed that the leaked data involved the HR log, mobile numbers, short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) log, customer documents, employee details and SMS logs.

The security researcher had also mentioned that initially, the hacker had claimed $18,000 for the data dump. However, currently, he is asking for $5,000.

On contacting Route Mobile, it said that it is currently investigating the incident. Route Mobile revealed several unverified posts and claims that the company’s alleged data breach had been circulated. They further added that as of now, they have not come across any evidence related to the impact on the customers’ personal data. 

“We would like to highlight that there are unverified posts and claims being circulated about an alleged data breach at Route Mobile. Our Cyber Security Team is aware of these alleged claims and are currently investigating the same.”

“As of today, we can confirm that Route Mobile’s systems are secure and there is no evidence to suggest that this has any impact on Route Mobile customers’ personal data,” Route Mobile said.

Furthermore, the company claims that it takes all the claims on data security pretty seriously. They said to have ‘engaged a third-party Cyber Security Consultant for independently verifying and auditing their findings. Bharti Airtel and DBS Bank refused to comment immediately on the ongoing matter.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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