Vianet’s user data has been compromised
Vianet Communications Pvt. ltd is one of the popular Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Nepal with 20 Years of service, Vianet’s user data has been compromised last night leaking around 1.6M user’s data detail. The breached data is stored on the dark web. The breach has been confirmed officially by Vianet.
A hacker with twitter name ‘नरपिचास’ posted a post with the onion link leading to the leaked data. Currently, the twitter account is restricted. A special browser such as ‘Tor’ is required to view contents posted in a self-hosted network with an onion link.
The leaked data included the user’s email address, phone number, and address. Recently, Foodmandu’s data leak had warmed the situation and here is another similar incident. Vianet itself had faced such an issue in early 2019.
Vianet has issued a public statement about the data breach. The company has asked its users to take precautions as a safety measure.
Following this unexpected situation, I would request all the Vianet users to change their password.
Shree is based in Butwal, Nepal. Shree holds a degree in M.Sc. (IT) and began working at New Horizons, Nepal Center in 2007-2012. After that Shree contributes to various reputed firms in Kathmandu with his years’ of experiences in Teaching, IT administration, Management and Consulting Services especially in Payment/Software industries (IT infrastructures and Security solution). Check about page for details!