The personal information of over 14 million worldwide customers has been compromised in a cyber-attack on Careems’ systems, a spokesman said.
Careem in a statement issued here on April 23 said that online criminals had gained access to their computer systems on January 14, 2018.
At the time of the attack, the company had 14 million customers and 558,000 captains on its platform operating in 78 cities across the region.
The systems had customers’ name, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data.
SAMAA Digital has contacted the company and is awaiting their response.
The ride sharing platform said they have launched a thorough investigation and engaged leading cyber security experts to strengthen their security systems.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Careem has suggested its customers the following steps to protect their personal information:
Continue to review bank account and credit card statements for suspicious activity – if you see anything unexpected, call your bank.