Data of round 25 lakh Bharti Airtel subscribers of Jammu and Kashmir circle, together with Aadhaar numbers, tackle and date of beginning, has reportedly been leaked by hackers, even because the telecom operator denied any breach in its servers. A pattern of the leaked database was shared on Twitter by cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia which reveals masked particulars of the subscribers.
Rajaharia additionally shared a video of an e mail dialog between Bharti Airtel and the hackers with the title of ‘Purple Rabbit Workforce’. The video reveals that the hackers knowledgeable Bharti Airtel in regards to the breach in December and demanded cash.
“Hackers have claimed that they’ve entry to pan-India data of Airtel subscribers and they solely uploaded a pattern of subscribers data from Jammu and Kashmir.
“It might be doable that the hacker might have uploaded a shell (malicious software program code) in Airtel servers. Throughout the Covid-19 peak interval a number of corporations couldn’t deal with safety and their data was breached,” Rajaharia stated.
The hackers additionally uploaded the subscriber data on an internet site, however it was not accessible later.
When contacted, a Bharti Airtel spokesperson denied any breach of the corporate’s servers.
“Airtel takes nice delight in deploying varied measures to safeguard the privateness of its customers. On this particular case, we affirm that there isn’t a data breach at our finish.
“Actually, the claims made by this group reveal evident inaccuracies and a big proportion of the data information don’t even belong to Airtel. We’ve already apprised the related authorities of the matter,” the spokesperson stated.
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