Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's customer data was allegedly leaked on an independent website, magicapk.com, a report said. Jio has earned 108.9 million subscribers by the end of 31 March. The report, according to Live Mint, that appeared on Fonearena.com alleged that "several sensitive details" were exposed, including customer's first and last names, mobile numbers, email IDs, circles, SIM activation dates and even the Aadhar numbers.
Users had first shared the link of the website on Sunday and it was later picked up by other portals. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio said that nothing to be panicked and the customer data is safe. The website in which the news first came is no longer accessible. According to the Live Mint, a Jio spokesperson said ," We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be unauthentic. We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement. We have informed law enforcement agencies about the claims of the website and will follow through to ensure strict action is taken.”
In March, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) blacklisted a common services centre for 10 years after it shared the Aadhaar details of former cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
On 25 April, Mint reported that many government departments, including the ministry of drinking water and sanitation, the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security, and the Kerala government’s pension department, had published Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries of the schemes they run in violation of the Aadhaar Act .