Aadhaar information breach: Resecurity, an American cybersecurity firm, has claimed in certainly one of its stories that Aadhaar information of over 81 crore Indians has been leaked and is being bought on the darkish internet. The report states that there’s a chance within the report that the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) database has been breached.
It’s mentioned that Aadhaar and passport data of Indians, reminiscent of their names, telephone numbers and addresses, are being bought on the darkish internet.
What does the Resecurity report say?
Resecurity has mentioned in its report that its HUNTER (HUMINT) unit had discovered tens of millions of personally identifiable data data on the darkish internet in early October, which additionally included Aadhaar playing cards of Indian residents, which had been being bought.
“On October 9, a risk actor going by the identify ‘pwn0001’ posted a thread on the breach boards displaying that Aadhaar and passport information of 815 million Indians had been accessed,” the corporate mentioned in its report.
The report additionally mentioned that when HUNTER (HUMINT) researchers contacted the risk actor, he was prepared to promote your entire Aadhaar and passport information for $80,000.
What particulars are hackers promoting?
In response to the report, ‘pwn0001’ bought a number of information units of Indians, together with fields reminiscent of identify, father’s identify, telephone quantity, center quantity, passport quantity, Aadhaar quantity, age, gender, tackle, district, PIN and state.
The identify was there, it may have contained extra data.
The report states that pwn0001 had shared 4 spreadsheets, by which HUNTER analysts discovered proof of Aadhaar information, which was linked to a authorities portal with a ‘Confirm Aadhaar’ characteristic.