Reliance Jio Data Leak: Computer Course Dropout Stopped in Rajasthan, Coming Soon to Mumbai | Latest India News


A forensic analysis is underway to find out if Jio’s database has been leaked and how the accused managed to get hold of the data.

Time of Hindustan | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Bombay

UPDATED JUL 14, 2017 12:10 AM IST

Maharashtra Police have arrested a Rajasthani computer class dropout for allegedly leaking Reliance Jio’s customer database on a website.

He will be presented to a court in Rajasthan for pre-trial detention in transit and will then be brought to Navi Mumbai.

A forensic analysis is underway to find out if Jio’s database has been leaked and how the accused managed to get hold of the data.

News of a data breach went viral on the internet on Sunday after a report said data from Jio’s customers was available on Magicapk.com.

While some of them who accessed the site claimed to have seen their personal data, including their AADHAR card details, others said they could not find anything. Now the site is unavailable.

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A spokesperson for Jio said the data on the website appeared to be “inauthentic.” She added that the data of the company’s subscribers was secure and kept with the highest security.

Reliance Jio, owned by Mukesh Ambani, has registered an FIR with Navi Mumbai Police under IPC Section 379 (Theft) and Section 43 (2) (Data Theft – Download, Copy or extract any data, computer database or information from such computer, computer system or computer network, including information or data held or stored on any removable storage medium) and 66 (computer-related offenses) of the Information Technology Act.

The arrested accused is identified as Imran Chhimpa, in his thirties, a resident of Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. Chimmpa studied for a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but dropped out.

Chimmpa owns the website and launched it in May.

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