Truecaller hacked; Syrian Electronic Army behind data theft
Zee Media bureau
New Delhi: Truecaller has been hacked.
The service which claims to be the world’s largest collaborative phone directory seems to have been compromised by hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army.
According to Ehacking News, the hackers pulled off the hacking by managing to get away with seven databases including the primary database which contains 450GB of data.
The hackers have at their disposal data of over a million users along with information on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and Gmail accounts.
The extent to which hackers managed to infiltrate the database remains unclear for now.
Truecaller is an app which agrees to share phonebook details with the function that lets it display the name of the caller if it is not stored in the recipient’s contact list.