Careem data hack

Careem customers users personal data compromised in massive data breach

Ride-hailing service Careem on Monday warned users that their personal data had been compromised in a massive cyber-security breach.

The company stated that sensitive information like customers’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data had been stolen by hackers.

Ride sharing platform Careem says hit by cyber attack with data of up to 14 million users stolen

However, “there is no evidence that your password or credit card number have been compromised,” Careem assured its users. “Customers’ credit card information is kept on an external third-party PCP-compliant server,” Careem claimed.

The breach affects all customers and captains who signed up with the service before January 14, 2018. Users who signed up with the service after that date have not been affected, Careem said.

The National reported that Careem also had 558,000 captains active at the time of the attack.

Careem launched in Pakistan in March 2016 and has since become one of the most popular ride-sharing services in the country.