According to Egyptian Streets, Careem stated that a hacker has accessed details of their data, which means the customers’ names, emails, location and almost every damn little thing is now exposed to this hacker.
However, according to a post on their website, the investigation showed no passwords or credit cards were accessed. Although there has been a breach in the privacy of the users, but so far, no signs indicate that the users info has been misused. On the other hand, Careem recommended their users to change their password.
Regardless, Careem is still one of the leading ride-hailing apps that works all over Egypt, and has been going strong since 2012. You don’t need to panic; they’re working with law enforcement to resolve this issue.
By Sara Mosharef
Cover By Dave W. Easton