Hackers buy passwords of Deliveroo users and place fraudulent orders


Deliveroo, a London based online food delivery app is struggling to contain the number of fraudulent orders placed by hackers who purchased usernames and password credentials on the dark web for as low as £5

As each day is passing, Deliveroo account holders are sent scrambling to try to cancel the orders before the food is delivered HO% to hackers.

Some orders are small like a pack of cigarettes’ from Nisa Local while most are large- £450 worth chicken dishes from KFC.

A source from the British online food delivery company confirmed that her company’s database was secure and intact. And the password hacks might be taking place from customer’s end through phishing emails or other means.

Deliveroo, which is registered with the name of Roofoods LTD, says that it has introduced security measures in place to counter fraud by tracking down any account changes in the app in time and informing the customer.

From early this year, the food delivery company has been sending emails to its users on a regular note and urging them to change their passwords from time to time.

Note- Founded in 2013, Deliveroo offers its services in United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, and other countries through 20,000 of its technically self-employed courier agents. Their agents deliver the food and beverage parcels on Moped & Bicycles competing with the services offered by other companies like Just Eat, GrubHub and UberEats.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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