Data of over 20 lakh credit score records with Chqbook, the Delhi NCR-based fintech startup, has been leaked on the dark web. The data breach is the handiwork of the hacking group ShinyHunters, which had earlier leaked the data of 10Cr digital payments transactions from Indian mobile payment solutions company Juspay’s server.
The stolen data is available for free on the dark web and contains sensitive personal as well as personally identifiable information such as users’ names, email IDs, phone numbers, Aadhaar card and PAN numbers, the maximum loan amount they had sought or obtained from the company and their credit score reports and more.
Chqbook helps its users avail financial services such as credit cards, loans and insurance, among others. Its mission is to empower the segment that is massively underserved by traditional banks, to help drive financial inclusion. Claims to have over 5 lakh users across 25 Indian cities.