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Gaana.com Hacked

Indian online music streaming service Gaana.com was hacked and and its user information database is now exposed by hacker Mak Man(Sajja Ahmad) and appears to be based in Lahore, Pakistan. Gaana is one of the top music streaming sites in India and boasts more than 7.5 million monthly users.

Over 10 Million users of Gaana service including their username, email addresses, MD5-encrypted password, date of births, and other personal information has been stolen and made available in a searchable database.
Hacker used SQL injection vulnerability to hack the database and the website, but not financial or sensitive personal data or third-party credentials, Satyan Gajwani, the CEO of Times Internet. 

Mak Man also posted on Facebook that he did not intend to hack the financial information from Gaana.com and didn't save any data elsewhere.

"I hereby confirm that no financial information was accessed during the hack of Gaana.com .. Database was so huge that I didn't even bother looking and no information was dumped and stored locally .. not even a single row."

The vulnerability was reported to the technical head of the website several times but he failed to fix it.

"Anyhow, the page exposing the information has been taken down permanently. Direct requests from that page were generated to the gaana.com server to extract the information. We assure you no data from the website database was saved anywhere. Mak Man will message you for further discussion."

The CEO later tweeted that the hacker has removed the database of #amankiasha, an initiative started by The Times Group  for maintaining harmony between India and Pakistan.





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