IOC Indane leaks Aadhaar details of 6.7 million Indian Citizens

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A security researcher named Baptiste Robert has claimed that he has access to sensitive data of over 6.7 million Indian citizens after he hacked the database of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) which stored the Aadhaar details of its users.

Indane happens to be the second largest gas supplier in India after Hindustan Petroleum (HP). It collects the Aadhaar and bank account details of its customers to transfer a government subsidy upon the consumption of each cylinder on monthly basis to the eligible households.

Cybersecurity insiders have learned that the hacker got the access to the database of the gas supplying corporation last month and has posted a screenshot of a few of the details on his official Twitter handle @fsc131y.

Popularly known with the name of Elliot Anderson, the French Researcher claims that the data was siphoned from the official database of the Indane, an LPG brand owned by IOC and includes some critical details of some dealers and distributors of the Oil Corporation.

Furthermore, Robert has announced to the world that he has no intention to make money out of the hack. He also claims to have contacted the IOC officials on the issue, but since they showed him a cold shoulder, the white hat hacker decided to make the data leak Public on Monday to prove that their data was vulnerable to hackers.

However, the IOC Corporation was quick to refute the news reports as baseless and said that no information was compromised in any cyber incident and the claims made by the hacker were to garner the attention of the world towards his twitter handle.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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