Paytm has reportedly suffered a massive data breach after a hacker group targeted the company’s PayTM Mall database. The attackers are demanding a ransom in exchange for the data.
Hacker group John Wick is said to be responsible for the Paytm Mall database breach. The malicious group has been known for hacking the database of companies under the guise of helping them fix bugs in the system.
Global cyber intelligence agency Cyble stated that the John Wick hacker group gained unrestricted access to Paytm Mall’s entire production database through a backdoor, which potentially affects all accounts and related information at Paytm Mall. The volume of data breached is currently unknown. Cyble claims that attackers have demanded 10 ETH, equivalent to USD 4,000.