US Firm says 110,000 Indian Aadhaar IDs are now available on Dark Web

US Cybersecurity firm Cyble claims that it has discovered a 90GB data dump on the dark web which contains details of more than 110,000 Indian National IDs in the form of Aadhaar details on the dark web.

However, the company has clarified that the hackers could have gained the Aadhaar details from a non-governmental source like a Banking KYC scams or Telecom firms between 2017 to 2020. And a hacker with a low reputation is said to have accessed the details via some unknown source.

In a special probe launched by Cyble, over 1000 national IDs acquired from the data dump were confirmed to be of the Indian citizens and the dump includes sensitive details like Pan card details, passport numbers, voter card IDs, driver licenses and ration card details attached to the Aadhaar IDs respectively.

What’s interesting in this data scam revealed by Cyble is the fact that the latest data dump was discovered just when the firm was investigating the data leak related to 300 million Indian job seekers freely available on a hacking forum. And the leaked details include names, addresses, email IDs, phone numbers, the field of occupation, salaries being earned currently, and an employer who has hired the job holder.

The Georgia based cyber threat intelligence firm says that such data leaks often lead to identity thefts, corporate scams, and espionage activities.

Naveen Goud
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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