Reliance Jio Customer Database Leaked : Approximately 120 Million Customer Data Are Being Put On Sale on Dark Web for 5 Btc
The information that is on sale here includes not only the Name and email address but sensitive private information like billing info and call records.
Reliance Jio is about to touch the 1-year mark since it first started operating in India. The business has been gaining a significant momentum and has interrupted the Indian telecom markets in a really short time. This week, a new controversy has faded. A website that revealed the database of Reliance Jio users on entering the phone number had emerged, suggesting that the Reliance Jio database was hacked.
While the initial leak only showed the name, email ID and activation date, a larger leak has now been spotted on the dark web. After the first leak, the total Reliance Jio database was seen on sale. The information that is on sale here includes not only the name and email address, but also sensitive private information such as billing data and telephone documents.
The information is at a sale at the cost of 19 Bitcoins (About 30.85 Lac Rupees). Yesterday, the Reliance Jio database was seen on a site named magicapk.com, which has since been pulled down. The site showcased basic information. It was probably a teaser for what was to follow along. The information has been sold on the dark web with a user called m00n$hine. While the title Reliance Jio isn't directly mentioned everywhere, it says "big Indian telecom firm" that is mostly believed to be Jio.
Previously too, reports had emerged that Reliance Jio isn't high on consumer privacy. Pro-privacy organizations like Anonymous India had commented on it in the past, stating that Reliance Jio call data has been shared.
Reliance, however, has diminished on any such information leak saying: "We've encountered the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the site and are investigating it. Prima facie, the information seems to be unauthentic. We want to assure our readers that their data is safe and maintained with the highest security. Data is only shared with authorities by their requirement. We have educated law enforcement agencies concerning the promises of the site and will follow to ensure rigorous action is required.