In what could be an unfortunate incident for Reliance Jio users across India, the personal data of millions of users is compromised. The data consisted of first name, last name, mobile number, circIe, SIM activation data, and Aadhar number, which is far more shocking. The database was posted on a website which goes by the name “magicapk.com.” The website is now offline and no longer accessible. We are unable to confirm if it crashed or was taken down by authorities.
Reliance Jio denied claims made by magicapk.com and issued a statement saying Prima facie the data appears to be unauthentic. The company is investing the matter. Jio further stated it wants to assure subscribers that their data is safe and “maintained with the highest security.” Although it is unclear how magicapk.com got access to such a huge database, the company clarified that the data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement.
Folks at FoneArena were able to find details of themselves with regards to the breach. They also reported that users who opted for Jio connection during the preview offer are most affected. We are unable to verify whether personal details of all Jio users across India were put online or not. The website magicapk.com reportedly contained a search box wherein people could enter the Jio mobile number and get all customer details in return. However, a lot of queries were returned without any details.
Despite Jio denying the breach has taken place in the first place, multiple users have reported their data had indeed been posted online. It remains to be seen how Jio investigates further into it and what steps it is willing to take in order to safeguard personal data of millions of its users.