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This Website Has Leaked Details of Reliance Jio Users in India

It seems the data leak is confined to early adopters of Jio last year.

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A Reliance Jio 4G SIM. 
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Multiple users in India have reported that a website called Magicapk has access to data of existing Reliance Jio users. After cross-checking ourselves, The Quint confirms that the data breach is true, with leaked details such as name of the user, his/her Jio mobile number and the region from where they have activated the connection available on the portal.

Reliance Jio has over 100 million users on its network right now, and if the data breach reported affects all its users, then we’re looking at a serious situation, especially for those who have multiple Jio connections.

Many users tweeted in angst, expressing concern about the security of their data.

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Jio was one of the first telecom operators in India to use the Aadhaar ID for SIM activation. Users were signed up in a matter of minutes just by verifying their biometric data and their Aadhaar number.

As you can see below, even though the Aadhaar number isn’t revealed here, one cannot be sure that whoever has registered the website doesn’t already have the details with them.

Details of Jio user out in the open. 
Details of Jio user out in the open. 
(Photo: magicapk.com screengrab)

We’ve checked with multiple Jio users, and it seems the data leak is confined to early adopters of Jio last year.

Doing further investigation on the whereabouts of the website, we can confirm that the website has been registered in India, but there are no details as to who owns this portal.

Domain details about the Magicapk.com website.
Domain details about the Magicapk.com website.
(Photo Courtesy: UserIO) 

The company told The Quint that strict measures have been put in place to ensure no major data mishaps take place.

We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be inauthentic. We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with the highest security. The data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement. We have informed law enforcement agencies about the claims of the website and will follow through to ensure strict action is taken.
Jio spokesperson

After checking multiple times, it seems the breach is under control now. As shown in the screenshot of the website below, the details of users were not available anymore even after entering the Jio number.

The leak appears to have been plugged later. 
The leak appears to have been plugged later. 
(Photo: magicapk.com screengrab)

Stay tuned to The Quint for more on this story.

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