Hot Deal 25 Lakh Airtel Customer Numbers with Adhaar and other details leaked by Hackers.

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Data ( personal details) of around 25 lakh Bharti Airtel subscribers of Jammu and Kashmir circle, including Aadhaar numbers, address and date of birth, has reportedly been leaked by hackers, even as the telecom operator denied any breach in its servers.

A sample of the leaked database was shared on Twitter by cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia which shows masked details of the subscribers. He also shared a video of an e-mail exchange between Bharti Airtel and the hackers with the name of ‘Red Rabbit Team’.



The video shows that the hackers informed Bharti Airtel about the breach in December and demanded money.

Please read the ET article for more information.

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Red 🐇
Nice name….

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Why SHITtel’s shares were not down after this news pretty much explains how much we care about privacy.

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Total_Fun wrote:

https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/25-lakh-airtel-numbers-with-aadhaar-details-leaked-073355676.html

Data ( personal details) of around 25 lakh Bharti Airtel subscribers of Jammu and Kashmir circle, including Aadhaar numbers, address and date of birth, has reportedly been leaked by hackers, even as the telecom operator denied any breach in its servers.

A sample of the leaked database was shared on Twitter by cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia which shows masked details of the subscribers. He also shared a video of an e-mail exchange between Bharti Airtel and the hackers with the name of ‘Red Rabbit Team’.

The video shows that the hackers informed Bharti Airtel about the breach in December and demanded money.

‘Hackers have claimed that they have access to pan-India data of Airtel subscribers and they only uploaded a sample of subscribers data from Jammu and Kashmir.

’It may be possible that the hacker may have uploaded a shell (malicious software code) in Airtel servers. During the Covid-19 peak period several companies could not focus on security and their data was breached,’ Rajaharia said.

using the pandemic as an excuse for such breaches, would be the lamest thing one can do.
hope that is not the official line Bharti Group takes.

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billubakra wrote:

Why SHITtel’s shares were not down after this news pretty much explains how much we care about privacy.

should such UNCONFIRMED (or at-least unverifiable) minor or even substantial leak of just routine user data… really impact the day to day stock movements of listed companies that much?

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aadimaanav wrote:

should such UNCONFIRMED (or at-least unverifiable) minor or even substantial leak of just routine user data… really impact the day to day stock movements of listed companies that much?

Confirmed instances like this has happened in the past. Why do you think our country doesn’t have any privacy law?

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billubakra wrote:

Why SHITtel’s shares were not down after this news pretty much explains how much we care about privacy.

Because ‘stonks’ market doesn’t always follow such news.

Because I don’t think anyone is thinking of a class lawsuit against Airtel, and honestly I’m not even sure if current indian judicial system would allow it.


How much choice does Indian consumers have when it comes to telecom operators?

In short: investors care about profit. ( Full stop)

And also I don’t think it’s a mainstream news.

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aadimaanav wrote:

using the pandemic as an excuse for such breaches, would be the lamest thing one can do.
hope that is not the official line Bharti Group takes.

Their official take is DENIAL.


“In this specific case, we confirm that there is no data breach at our end,” an Airtel spokesperson said. “In fact, the claims made by this group reveal glaring inaccuracies and a large proportion of the data records do not even belong to Airtel. We have already apprised the relevant authorities of the matter."

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billubakra wrote:

Confirmed instances like this has happened in the past. Why do you think our country doesn’t have any privacy law?

Mmm I don’t know.

But I think the core Idea of privacy is little foreign to us. As far as I know there isn’t any  Hindi (or  Bengali) word which truly means privacy. We tried though to create one

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Total_Fun wrote:

Because ‘stonks’ market doesn’t always follow such news.

Because I don’t think anyone is thinking of a class lawsuit against Airtel, and honestly I’m not even sure if current indian judicial system would allow it.


How much choice does Indian consumers have when it comes to telecom operators?

In short: investors care about profit. ( Full stop)

And also I don’t think it’s a mainstream news.

Class action lawsuits are a joke in India.
India consumers have zero rights.
News is decided by the goberment, any party in centre, so that’s why things like these are not in news.

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billubakra wrote:

Why do you think our country doesn’t have any privacy law?

what (use/enforcement) would we do with them even if we had them… in a nation…. where a 50➕ aged woman does 😢not consider🤯🤬 groping of a minor girl child as a heinous crime under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, or POCSO, (Amendment) Act, 2019… unless the pervert perpetrator had established such contact… with his bare hands touching the victim’s bare skin.

i am not even that child/victim, not even that gender and yet 😢my hands quivered with seething rage, sorrow, helplessness as i typed the previous paragraph.

and oh.. did i forget to mention.. that the said 50➕ aged person was not a lay person, but someone adjudicating high court cases in her capacity as a judge😠.

i can be booked for and be convicted➕punshied on charges of contempt of court or be taken to the gallows, but i would still not shy away from stating what i feel about our justice system (be it the law makers, law enforcement, investigating agencies or the courts that finally play into the hands of the rest of them)⤵

(harsh as it may sound) this⤴ is the reality of our justice system

Privacy or Privacy laws are a tall order in our society, which still elected our representatives on the ‘roti kapda aur makaan’ plank.
and since past 7 years, not even that!

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billubakra wrote:

Why SHITtel’s shares were not down after this news pretty much explains how much we care about privacy.

Not true bhai. you forgot they reported excellent results so actually stock should have been handsomely up ⭐️ instead ended up slightly down.
PS – not invested in airtel nor am airtel consumer. on the contrary invested in its rivals and also am their client 😎

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His work commenced in August 2019, and by December he had safeguarded user data of over 700 million users. In Airtel, for example, which is India’s second-largest telecom network, Ehraz had found a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to steal sensitive data of 320 million users. By December, he had discovered and reported data breaches to 10 companies, including Truecaller, Justdial and Nykaa.

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billubakra wrote:

Class action lawsuits are a joke in India.
India consumers have zero rights.
News is decided by the goberment, any party in centre, so that’s why things like these are not in news.

Couldn’t agree more.

Maybe I should sell my Personal details myself…. That way atleast I would get some money, not others. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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Indians do not care about privacy, If they were getting 50 each it would be titled as LOOT. FREE PAYTM CASH, INSTANT WITHDRAWAL

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Ye to total fun hogayi wa sad

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

Ye to total fun hogayi wa sad

Hackers ka to total Fun ho Gaya.

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aadimaanav wrote:

what (use/enforcement) would we do with them even if we had them… in a nation…. where a 50➕ aged woman does 😢not consider🤯🤬 groping of a minor girl child as a heinous crime under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, or POCSO, (Amendment) Act, 2019… unless the pervert perpetrator had established such contact… with his bare hands touching the victims bare skin.

i am not even that child/victim, not even that gender and yet 😢my hands quivered with seething rage, sorrow, helplessness as i typed the previous paragraph.

and oh.. did i forget to mention.. that the said 50➕ aged person was not a lay person, but someone adjudicating high court cases in her capacity as a judge😠.

i can be booked for and be convicted➕punshied on charges of contempt of court or be taken to the gallows, but i would still not shy away from stating what i feel about our justice system (be it the law makers, law enforcement, investigating agencies or the courts that finally play into the hands of the rest of them)⤵

(harsh as it may sound) this⤴ is the reality of our justice system

Privacy or Privacy laws are a tall order in our society, which still elected our representatives on the ‘roti kapda aur makaan’ plank.
and since past 7 years, not even that!

One of the reasons why we will remain a developing country

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pingpong wrote:

Not true bhai. you forgot they reported excellent results so actually stock should have been handsomely up ⭐️ instead ended up slightly down.
PS – not invested in airtel nor am airtel consumer. on the contrary invested in its rivals and also am their client 😎

I agree on that part. But zero movement when the news of the privacy breach came out. This is what I was mentioning.

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Total_Fun wrote:

Couldn’t agree more.

Maybe I should sell my Personal details myself…. That way atleast I would get some money, not others. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

“They” already have all our details.

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billubakra wrote:

One of the reasons why we will remain a developing country

thank you for sharing that¡! sad😔 and true to an extent.

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billubakra wrote:

“They” already have all our details.

Not all.

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