Type of business: Private
Available in: English, Turkish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Italian
Founded: July 2008
Headquarters: DLF Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Area served: Worldwide
Founder(s): Deepinder Goyal, Pankaj Chaddah
Key people: Deepinder Goyal (CEO)
Gunjan Patidar (Chief technology officer
Industry: Consumer Services
Services: Restaurant Search & Discovery, Online Ordering, Table Reservations & Management, POS Systems, Subscription Services
Alexa rank: Increase 523 (March 2016)
Users: 92 million visits monthly
Current status: Online
Native client(s) : Windows Phone, iOS, watchOS, Android, Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10)
Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery service founded in 2008 by Indian entrepreneurs Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. It currently operates in 23 countries. It provides information and reviews on restaurants, including images of menus where the restaurant does not have its own website.
On 4 June 2015, an Indian security researcher hacked the Zomato website and gained access to information about 62.5 million users. Using the vulnerability, he was able to access personal data of users such as phone number, email address, and Instagram private photos using their Instagram access token. Zomato fixed the issue within 48 hours of it becoming apparent. On 15 October 2015, Zomato changed business strategies from a Full-Stack market to an Enterprise market. This led Zomato to fire 10% of its workforce, around 300 people.
Wikinews has related news: 17 million accounts' hashed passwords, emails stolen, Zomato says
On 18 May 2017, a security blog called Hackread claimed over 17 million accounts had been breached. "The database includes emails and password hashes of Zomato users, while the price was set for the whole package is $1,001.43 (Bitcoins 0.5587). The vendor also shared a trove of sample data to prove it is legit", the Hackread's post said. Hackread claimed details of 17 million users had meanwhile been sold on the Dark Web. Zomato confirmed that names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were taken from its database. The company reassured affected customers that no payment information or credit card details were stolen.