Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website is claimed to possess been leaked on the Dark Web. Cybersecurity firm, Cyble, says it had been tipped off about the event on October 10, whereupon, the corporate found personally-identifiable information of over 5,74,000 users, including quite 2,92,000 donors.
an official blog post by Cyble, one among the leaked databases includes names, email addresses and mobile numbers, while another one showcases donation details, including bank reference numbers, payment modes, etc. As per the second database, the donations were made to a spread of causes, including CoVID-19 relief, Swachh Bharat and other national issues, but also includes political contributions to the BJP.
What’s even more alarming is that the researchers say they strongly suspect the info is already being “misused for criminal purposes”, although, there’s no more information therein regard. the corporate claims that the info has the “potential to be misused for malpractices like Phishing Emails, Spam Text Messages, etc”.
Cyble has indexed all the available information, and it’s available on the company’s website, AmIBreached.com. The researchers are encouraging all users registered on the PM’s website (NarendraModi.in) to travel over to the aforementioned site to determine the risks and gauge the extent of the knowledge exposure suffered.
The news of the info breach comes just over a month after the official Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was appropriated by hackers claiming to be a part of the notorious ‘John Wick’ hacking cartel. Twitter, however, reacted quickly to delete the spam posts and restore the account to its rightful owner.