A breach in the access to Glovo’s platform would have allowed a hacker to gain access to the personal data of customers and employees. The number of accounts affected is still unknown.
Hackers gain access to the personal data of thousands of Glovo customers
It seems that no company is safe from hackers, if we recently learned about the hacking and leakage of millions of Phone House data, today the news that shakes the foundations of information is the hacking of the food delivery service, Glovo.
Last month we knew about the hacking of Phone House and after a tug of war between the company and the media, the division of the Irish company admitted that the data of millions of users had been compromised.
This time it has been Glovo’s turn, this company has been involved in the hacking of both user accounts and the accounts of the delivery drivers themselves. The attacker would have been selling the access data to the platform, something dangerous because from there you could change the password of users.
Glovo itself has confirmed the hacking, although for the moment they have ruled out the theft of payment methods and credit or debit card data. Although this is no relief, as it suggests that the rest of the data (addresses, name…) could have been affected.
The first to report the breach was Alex Holde, founder of Hold Security, who reportedly came across video and images in which the hacker showed how he accessed the computers used to manage Glovo accounts. Following this, the company was put on notice last Thursday and we have learned of the problem today when the company has assured us that everything is now resolved.
The explanation for the hacking of Glovo has been given by the company itself. In principle, it is said that the attacker was able to access through an old interface of the administration panel. They also assure that they are still investigating the problem. All this is known thanks to what was published in Forbes, it is still unknown the level of a data breach we are facing.