Student arrested over telecom data breach
Independent website leaks 100 million users' personal information
In a joint operation, the Navi Mumbai and Maharashtra cyber police teams arrested the prime suspect in the Reliance Jio data breach case in Rajasthan and were bringing him to Mumbai on Wednesday, according to media reports.
It was reported on Sunday that customer data, including mobile numbers and other details of Reliance Jio users, had been leaked on an independent website.
Imran Chimpa, an engineering student from Rajasthan, allegedly posted a message online on July 5 offering Jio users’ personal details and claimed that the information came from the telecom company’s database, IANS reported.
Maharashtra Cyber Superintendent of Police Balsing Rajput was quoted as saying, “A team of Maharashtra Cyber, Navi Mumbai Police and Reliance Jio officials are in Rajasthan conducting raids with the help of Rajasthan Police, while a team from QuickHeal is providing technical help in the probe.”
The company reportedly said it was investigating the personal data leak of its over 100 million users to a website named Magicapk.com.