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Data leak of thousands of people from government servers, information like name, mobile number is suspected to be used in fraud

The leaked data has been put up for sale on the website of Red Forum, where a cybercriminal has claimed to have personal information of more than 20,000 people.

There has been a case of leaking of personal data of thousands of people from a government server in India. According to the information, the leaked personal data includes names, mobile numbers, addresses and Kovid test results of thousands of people. These information can be accessed through online search. The leaked data has been put up for sale on the website of Red Forum, where a cybercriminal has claimed to have personal information of more than 20,000 people. Information like name, age, gender, mobile number, address and date can be seen in this data available on Red Forum.

Cyber ​​security researcher Rajasekhar Rajharia also tweeted that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including names and Covid-19 results are made public through a Content Delivery Network (CDN). He said that Google has indexed millions of data from the affected systems. The government has relied heavily on digital technologies to make people aware about the Kovid-19 pandemic and vaccination programme. Many government departments compel people to use the Aarogya Setu app for services and information related to COVID-19.

can be used in fraud

In another tweet on January 20, Rajharia cautioned that people should be cautious about things like fraud calls, offers related to Kovid-19, as their data is being sold in the dark web. Data sold in the dark web is often used by cybercriminals and fraudsters for various types of fraud.

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