Truecaller Indian Users Data; The Data from caller iD app Truecaller, including names, the phone numbers and email addresses of users worldwide is available for sale on private internet forums, according to a cybersecurity analyst who monitors such transactions. Truecaller Indian Users Data, who make up 60-70% of Truecaller’s user base of about 140 million, is being sold for about Rs 1.5 lakh (2000 Euros) on the so-called dark web, the source said, while data of global users are priced as high as 25000 Euros.
The popular smartphone Caller id app that also offers payment services through the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to its Indian users denied any breach of its database by hackers. However, Stockholm-based company said it has found instances of unauthorized copying of data, termed scraping, by its own users. The Truecaller also offers a premium model where paying subscribers can search for an unlimited set of numbers on the platform.
“It has been recently brought to our attention that some of the users have been abusing their accounts,’ a representative for Truecaller App said in a statement. “In light of this event, we would like to strongly confirm at this stage that there has been no sensitive user information being accessed or extracted, especially our users financial or the payment details,” the spokesperson said in the reply to queries from ET.