Reliance Jio said that it was examining claims that individual information of more than 100 million of its clients had spilled onto a site. If this leak is confirmed it would be the first of its kind, large scale information breach at an Indian telecom company.
Many people complained in their tweets that individual data of Jio clients is being freely accessible on Magicapk.com, and some Indian media said that their inquiries have persuaded them to believe that the leak was genuine.
Jio, India’s latest telecoms operator in the market, said that the information on the site, “Magicapk.com”, had all the earmarks of being “unauthentic” and the user information at Jio is protected and kept up with the most proficient security.
A Jio representative said that they had informed the law enforcement about the alleged leak and the website in question, and the inquiry is underway. However, the website, Magicapk.com is appearing to be “suspended” since Sunday.
Numerous clients had been enlisted for Reliance Jio benefits by utilizing a 12-digit Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number, regularly known as the “Adhaar” number. The Indian government has started ordering the utilization of Adhaar for everything from opening a financial bank account to tax returns. The “Adhaar” number, which is similar to Social Security numbers in the U.S., is unique to each Indian citizen. The number also stores biometric information of clients in a concentrated database.
Jio, is run by Reliance Industries Ltd. It was launched in last September and has already included more than 100 million subscribers. In the event that the alleged theft of the information did occur, it would be a major loss for the Indian telecom provider’s forceful push driven by Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance.
Mukesh Ambani is India’s wealthiest man who had transformed Jio into the country’s fastest developing telecom provider, through months of free services and cut-value bargains. Jio added 3.9 million more subscribers of its services in April.