Jio India suffers data breach, 120 million customer data dumped online


 India's telecoms provider, Jio has suffered a massive data breach in which over 120 million users personal data exposed online in what could be seen as the country's biggest data breach, local news reports.

 According to PCmag India, the perpetrators of the hack dumped the hacked data on a site called magicapk which was later taken offline. Items that were taken during the hack includes; the names (First, middle and last), Email addresses, mobile numbers, Aadhaar numbers and then the dates and time of the sim card activation. 

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 Jio telecoms, a subsidiary of Reliance industries recently entered the Indian telecommunication market has over 108 million subscribers out of India's population of 1.3 billion.

 Jio assured its subscribers that the data dumped online weren't authentic, assuring that customers data were all safe and intact.

"..the data appears to be unauthentic. We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirements," Jio said.

The assurance from Jio didn't seem to go well with many Indians on the Reddit forum with many saying that the exposed data were actually gotten from Jio.

 One user said,"I used an unique email which i have not used anywhere and can confirm leak data is from Jio's database".

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Another added,"I got my number activated yesterday only, and it's in the leak which shows an email address id which i haven't given to anybody else. So no, it's not three months old."

 Another Reddit user shared a screenshot of the hacked data from the DarkWeb while claiming to have the data for sale.
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