Hi Guys,

I hope you are well. This breach is from 2016 but I wanted to share it with you in case you still have an account.

Paytm – 3,395,101 breached accounts
In August 2020, payment provider Paytm was reported as having suffered a data breach and subsequent ransom demand, after which the data was circulated publicly. Although Paytm denied the breach at the time, verification with impacted HIBP subscribers showed their data to be accurate and that they were indeed users of the platform. The impacted data covered 3.4M unique email addresses along with names, phone numbers, genders, dates of birth, income levels, and previous purchases.

If you have an account with Paytm please do the following:

  • Change your password and make sure your new password is at least ten characters long and contains an upper case, lower case, number, and a symbol. You can even use a modified phrase or a line from a song if that helps you remember
  • Make sure you do not use the same password twice as this leaves you vulnerable to credential stuffing.
  • Find a good password manager tool to help you remember all of your passwords. Some of our users say that 1Password is a good tool.
  • Check out Incognito’s Email Hack Check tool. All you have to do is enter your email address and we will tell you instantly if it has been involved in one of the many data breaches that happen every day.

Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.

All the best,
Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team