But the biggest concern here is the fact that Jio SIM in most cases is Aadhaar-synced and the availability of the biometric UID, which is supposed to be completely confidential and is meant for authentication for nearly every service in the country, whether government and commercial.
The leaked details include name, mobile number and even Aadhaar details, among other things. Be that as it may, the leakage of personal details like email address and Aadhar number made a frightful signal among the clients.
Here's a quick look at everything you need to know about the Reliance Jio data breach.
However, it seems that the data loaded to Jio's servers are not encrypted. Why does this matter?
Although the website has been suspended now, it is still not known who is behind the breach. The Rs. 399 plan for postpaid users offers 1GB data per day for 90 days (three months), making it a total of 90GB.
Following that, there have been more leaks, and a database of over 120 Million Reliance Jio users has been spotted on the Darkweb today.
Reliance Jio activations were done using Aadhaar and all numbers are linked to Aadhaar accounts.
Since Aadhaar card not only carries our personal information but also biometric data of more than a billion Indian citizens, there is no debating the fact that the information needs to be kept securely. This is confidential data and users trusted Reliance Jio with it. Has the been confirmed as authentic?
By looking at the activation date and time, we can easily conclude that the data put on the website seems real and claims by Reliance Jio are completely false.
Is there a possibility of misuse of the leaked Jio data?
- Varun Krishnan (@varunkrish) July 9, 2017Crazy big data breach. The particular site in question was registered by Godaddy. The website was registered on May 18, 2018. Also no one has come forward to take responsibility for this data hacking. Our team has personally verified the case and found the information of several customers in search results. Have biometrics also been leaked or stolen? Asus India has now partnered with Reliance Jio to give out 100 GB of additional 4G data to Asus smartphone users.