Hacker leaks 150 million user records from Iranian Raychat app

Hacker leaks 150 million user records from Iranian Raychat app

The hacker behind the data leak claims they downloaded the Raychat app data when the company exposed its entire database online between December 2020 to January 2021.

Raychat app (Raychat.io), a popular Iranian social and business messaging platform has apparently suffered a data breach in which personal data and records of over 150 million users have been leaked online.

The data leak which has been seen and analyzed by Hackread.com includes:

Full namesIP addressesEmail addressesBcrypt passwordsTelegram messenger IDs, etc.

Screenshot from the leaked database (Image credit: Hackread.com)

Once upon a time in January 2021

It is worth noting that the database first appeared on a popular Russian hacker forum around 7:20 AM, Monday, May 3, 2021. However, it is unclear whether the Raychat app had these records stolen from its servers or it was a result of a previous data leak that took place as a result of the misconfigured database identified by IT security researchers Bob Diachenko on January 31st, 2021.

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For your information, on January 31st, 2021, Diachenko tweeted that the Raychat app exposed its entire database on a misconfigured server. According to the researcher, the database contained more than 267 million accounts with data like names, emails, passwords, metadata, encrypted chats, etc.

Diachenko further added that the database was destroyed by a bot attack, referring to the meow attack, which appears to ..