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- Hackers have shared some links to these web pages in response to a tweet by cyber security researcher Rajasekhar Rajharia
- Rajhariya said that the hackers have failed to provide proof that they have Airtel’s PAN India Level database
A group of hackers have leaked data of military personnel using Bharti Airtel’s network in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the company has denied any breach in its system. The name of this hackers group is Red Rabbit Team. The group has hacked some Indian websites and put the data on the web pages of those portals.
The hackers have shared some links to these web pages in response to a tweet by cyber security researcher Rajasekhar Rajharia and tagged some media institutions as well. The question sent to the Indian Army has not been answered. However, an army officer said that we have no information of such information. But some selfish elements seem to have done so with wrong intentions.
Airtel denied burglary
A spokesperson of Bharti Airtel denied any breach in its server. The spokesperson said that we can confirm that there is no dent in Airtel’s system, as claimed by this hackers group. Many stakeholders outside of Airtel have access to data according to regulatory requirements. We have informed the concerned authorities about this matter and they have asked to investigate the matter and take appropriate action. The spokesman said that this group of hackers has been in contact with our teams for the last 15 months and is making contradictory claims continuously. The group is posting incorrect data. The link shared by the hacker could be accessed on the basis of the name, mobile number and address of the customers, but after some time it stopped working.
Hackers have failed to provide reliable evidence – Rajahria
In its message sent to a media institution, the Red Rabbit team claimed that it had access to the Airtel database across India and would soon leak some more data. Rajaharia said that the hacker groups have failed to provide proof that they have Airtel’s PAN India level database and it is also not clear that they have found the subscribers’ data. Their claims of their shell upload may also be fake. The SDR portal’s video looks genuine but only a small part of the data can be leaked through it. It is still unclear how they gained access to subscriber data from all over Jammu and Kashmir. Rajahria said that hackers may be from Pakistan.
What is SDR?
Telecom operators are required to give access to the government and law enforcement agencies of the Subscriber Data Registration (SDR) portal through which phone numbers and subscriber details can be verified.
Airtel subscribers’ data has been leaked earlier also
In early February, Rajasekhar Rajhariya had said that the data of 2.5 million users of Airtel has been leaked. This includes information such as the user’s number, name, address, city, Aadhaar card number and gender. According to Rajahria, the hackers used to say that they have the data of all Airtel users in India and they want to sell it. The hackers tried to blackmail them by negotiating with the Airtel Security team. The hackers demanded 3500 dollars of bitcoins from them. However, when he did not listen to them, he made the data of the users available for sale on the dark web. He had created a website for this. Here, he also showed a sample of users’ data.