Leading ride-hailing company in Pakistan originated from Dubai, Careem has recently announced through a blog post that the company got subjected to major cyber attack in January this year.
This unauthorized access to the system where Careem stores data has given hackers information regarding customer’s name, email id’s, phone numbers and trip data.
Twitter’s outrage in such a scenario was not unexpected.
Here is how people reacted to Careem cyber attack on Twitter!
Foreseeing vulnerability of national assets, On 10-03-2016, I filed writ titling Shahid Jamal Tubrazy v fop, for safety and security citizens of Pakistan. #Careem has been hacked every Pakistani wants know how much and what type sensitive data been hacked by hackers pic.twitter.com/fLGpAy02Yw
— shahid jamal Tubrazy (@shahidtubrazy) April 23, 2018
A Security Researcher named Daniyal Nasir had reported critical flaws in @CareemUAE last year, but they didn’t pay any attention at first and later silently fixed those bugs. (REF: https://t.co/7IvGdWrXbc) 3/4
— Rafay Baloch (@rafaybaloch) April 23, 2018
My thoughts specifically from a communications standpoint. Taking 3 months to come clean about the breach is terrible yet the PR strategy and real-time response on social media is just horrible. This is especially concerning since they had 3 months to prepare for it .#Careem
— Aneeqa♔ (@shimmerxglimmer) April 23, 2018
Not using @CareemPAK again, despite better services than #Uber.
Startups, focus on your customer’s information management. #Credibility goes a long way and #DataManagement is everything!#Disappointed #Careem
— NamraM (@Namramable) April 23, 2018
After wiki leaks, Panama leaks, Facebook leaks and Dawn leaks, now #Careem presents Careem Leaks.
Why the morons are saving users personal data when they can’t even protect it??
— Waseem A. Minhas (@WAminhas) April 23, 2018
And this guy managed to crack a joke amidst the ongoing stress!
— M Hanzala Tayyab MHT (@OfficialHanzala) April 23, 2018