Truecaller Hacked: Understanding the Database Exploit

Truecaller, an online phone directory was hacked into by Syrian Electronic Army hackers, giving them access to nearly a billion phone numbers from its around 20 million users.

Truecaller in an statement had acknowledged the”cyberattack” but offered few details. It said that attackers retrieved tokens that — when paired with a secret passphrase – gives third-party websites access to individuals’ Facebook, Google and other social media accounts.

This compilation brings to you:

  • The entire wreckage that happened,
  • how the mobile app was exploited
  • Nature of exploit
  • vulnerabilities which were later fixed
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