Reliance Jio investigating claims of alleged data breach

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India’s newest telecoms entrant, Reliance Jio, said it was investigating claims of customer personal data being leaked onto a website called “Magicapk.”

 

“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 early on Monday, adding the data on the website appeared to be “unauthentic.”

 

She added the company’s subscriber data was safe and maintained with the highest security.

 

Users have been registered on the Reliance Jio network using a 12-digit Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) provided a number, commonly known as the ‘Adhaar’ number.

 

The ‘Adhaar’ number, which works on similar lines as Social Security numbers in the U.S., is unique to every Indian citizen and stores biometric and demographic data of the user at a centralized database.