BigBasket Allegedly Breached; Personal Details of over 20 Mn for sale on dark web

The Research team at security firm Cyble found the database of Big Basket for sale in a cyber-crime market, being sold for over $40,000. The leak contains a database portion; with the table name ‘member_member’. The size of the SQL file is ~ 15 GB, containing close to 20 Million user data. More specifically, this includes full names, email IDs, password hashes (potentially hashed OTPs), pin, contact numbers (mobile + phone), full addresses, date of birth, location, and IP addresses of login among many others.

BigBasket Raises $150 Million Led By UAE’s Abraaj Group

BigBasket has raised $150 million led by UAE’s Abraaj Group. Existing investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Helion Advisors, International Finance Corp and Sands Capital also participated in the round. The raised funds will be used for expansion.

BigBasket Will Soon Deliver Orders From Hyperlocal Stores

BigBasket plans to launch marketplace business where it will tie up with hyperlocal speciality stores and will deliver speciality products. . For instance, cake from the popular bakery in your locality. This business will first launch in Bangalore and it will handle logistics only for 6 km radius.

BigBasket Acquires Delyver; Adopts New Logistics Model To Enter Tier II Cities

The company will setup 10 small warehouses in each of the large cities it is present in, and one each in the 50 Tier II cities it plans to enter. These dark houses will help the company also serve hyperlocal demand and fend of rivals such as Grofers and PepperTap. BigBasket will enter Mysore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam as soon as next week.