In what can be termed as the biggest case of online data breach in the country, Reliance Jio customer data has been leaked online on a website called “Magicapk.”
Reliance Jio said prima facie that the data seemed to be unauthentic and it was investigating the “unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website”. The site has gone offline since then and is no longer accessible. Jio has over 120 million users in India.
“We have informed law enforcement agencies about the claims of the website and will follow through to ensure strict action is taken,” a Jio spokeswoman said.
The company’s subscriber data was safe and maintained with the highest security, she added.
Users have been registered on the Reliance Jio network using the Aadhaar number.
3.9 million users were added to its network in April this year. If the claims of the data breach are true, it would be a large setback for Reliance Chairman, Mukesh Ambani.
A lot of users took to Twitter to complain about the data breach on social media.
When the website was accessed by media giant Reuters, it flashed a message saying, “This Account has been suspended.”