ZEE5 denies recent data breach claims
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Zee5's Manish Kalra has said that an audit has been done and that their systems have not shown any data breach
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ZEE5 denies recent data breach claims

Zee5's Manish Kalra has said that an audit has been done and that their systems have not shown any data breach
  • A few days back, independent Internet Security Researcher, Rajshekhar Rajaharia had alleged that the data of 9 million Zee5 users had been leaked.
  • While denying the claim, Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said they had taken the matter seriously and are revamping their security systems.
Days after an independent Internet Security Researcher, Rajshekhar Rajaharia tweeted about an alleged data breach at over-the-top (OTT) platform Zee5’s, a top executive has denied the claim.

“The security of our consumer’s personal data and information is top priority for us. After we came across this information, we have done a full audit again. Our systems are not showing any such breach,” said Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India.

He also added that they have taken the issue seriously and working on strengthening their security systems. “We are getting some external auditors and working on revamping our security systems to make sure nothing like this happens in the future and so that there’s not even an iota of doubt in our consumer’s minds,” he added.

About a week ago, Rajaharia had tweeted that there had been a security breach at Zee5 which had resulted in the data leak of around 9 million users.


In July last year, a hacker group had claimed to have gained access to Zee5’s database. The organization had then denied the claim too.

Zee5 is the OTT platform of the Zee Group. The platform currently has 65.9 million global MAUs and 5.4 million global DAUs, as of Dec’20.