Upstox has alerted customers of a security breach that included contact data and KYC details of customers. The retail broking firm assured users that their funds and securities remain safe.

The development comes close on the heels of reports of data breaches at organisations like FacebookLinkedIn, and MobiKwik.

“On receipt of e-mails claiming unauthorised access into our database, we have appointed a leading international cyber-security firm to investigate possibilities of breach of some KYC data stored in third-party data warehouse systems. This morning, hackers put up a sample of our data on the dark web,” a company spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement.

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