This is one of the biggest breaches of personal data in Indian history recent time. Around 120 million subscriber’s details have been leaked on a leading website. Just typing in a Jio number will display a person’s name, email address and alarmingly, his Aadhar number. The Aadhar number is shown if the person used it while enrolling for the SIM.
NOTE: The website is now taken down.
On typing the Jio number you get the following information:
SIM Activation Date and Time
Aadhaar Card Number
A Whois query revealed the website is hosted by the web hosting company GoDaddy.com but so far, there is no way of knowing who owns the domain. The website is registered privately.
We all know Reliance Jio is the newest telecom company and happens to be the first victim of such an attack. Neither Airtel nor Vodafone or any other telecom company for that matter, had its subscriber details revealed like this. And this speaks a lot about the lapses in security in Jio’s servers.
The website has been doing the rounds on social media from the evening.
— Satyam Kumar (@Zatyam) July 9, 2017
Confidential details of Jio customers such as Aadhar Number, Email ID, etc. seems to be compromised. As of now, it’s not confirmed whether their database was hacked or if this is a website used for internal purposes. In any case, this is a serious issue of security lapse. Corporations should pay more attention to keep their data secure.