News reports were doing the rounds about an alleged security breach at PokerBaazi and media reports also stated that around 6GB of user data was accessible to anyone with the IP address of the database. G2G News also reported this matter wherein it was revealed that for close to two months now the data was accessible. The publication stated how a security researcher named Anurag Sen from XposedOrNot, brought this security breach to light but so far did not get a response from the online gaming brand.
The news reports further stated how the amount of data which is still accessible is only growing with each passing day. Furthermore, the media reports add that the PokerBaazi data which was leaked contained information regarding user names, email addresses, locations, ‘Oauth’ tokens, and internal logs.
Gutshot Magazine reached out to PokerBaazi to get their office response to this news. The brand has issued an official statement which states, “With the recent report around the alleged security breach on PokerBaazi, we would like to clarify that there is no data breach and our server did not expose any real data pertaining to users. This was a testing done at the dummy stage with logs of dummy users to further develop our platform.
These dummy accounts/users are used by our internal testers and developers. Moreover, the server had been kept publicly open for establishing a proof of concept with an external and reputed tool which helps in monitoring applications logs so that it can give us a 360-degree view of how our applications are performing.”
The online poker platform’s official statement on the data breach matter surely put to rest concerns on the security issue. PokerBaazi is one of India’s top online poker brands which is massively popular among the player fraternity and has an outstanding legacy to its name.
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