Data of spherical 25 lakh Bharti Airtel subscribers of Jammu and Kashmir circle, along with Aadhaar numbers, deal with and date of supply, has reportedly been leaked by hackers, even as a result of the telecom operator denied any breach in its servers.
A sample of the leaked database was shared on Twitter by cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia which reveals masked particulars of the subscribers. Rajaharia moreover shared a video of an e-mail dialog between Bharti Airtel and the hackers with the establish of ‘Purple Rabbit Group’.
The video reveals that the hackers educated Bharti Airtel regarding the breach in December and demanded money. “Hackers have claimed that they’ve entry to pan-India data of Airtel subscribers and they also solely uploaded a sample of subscribers data from Jammu and Kashmir. “It might be potential that the hacker may have uploaded a shell (malicious software program program code) in Airtel servers.
In the middle of the Covid-19 peak interval numerous companies could not take care of security and their data was breached,” Rajaharia said. The hackers moreover uploaded the subscriber data on an web website, nonetheless it was not accessible later. When contacted, a Bharti Airtel spokesperson denied any breach of the company’s servers.
“Airtel takes good satisfaction in deploying quite a few measures to safeguard the privateness of its purchasers. On this specific case, we confirm that there is no data breach at our end.
“In actuality, the claims made by this group reveal apparent inaccuracies and an enormous proportion of the information info do not even belong to Airtel. We have got already apprised the associated authorities of the matter,” the spokesperson said.