Bus-sharing service users data hit by security breach

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Popular bus-sharing service Swvl has suffered a major security breach that comprised user data, including names, email addresses and phone numbers of over four million customers.

However, new details emerged on Friday, claiming that the data apparently includes partial credit card information and user passwords as well.

According to a company statement published on its website earlier this month, Swvl said it had first become aware of the “unauthorised access” to its system on the evening of July 3.

“The investigation into the breach is still under way, but at this stage it is clear that the data which was compromised is restricted to names, email addresses and phone numbers,” it disclosed.