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With such a large repository of unauthorized personal information of Indian citizens, the data has a potential for being misused for malpractices such as phishing emails, spam text messages, etc,” the firm said in a blog post. A month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account was hacked, reports arrived that PM Modi's personal website data has allegedly been leaked on the dark Web.
This includes name, email addresses, and mobile numbers, according to a report. The latest development comes just over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked. Several tweets were posted at that time, asking for people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM’s National Relief Fund. Cybersecurity firm Cyble was allegedly tipped off on October 10 about databases of Prime Minister’s personal website being available on the dark Web.
Databases from the Narendramodi.in website might have been extracted from AWS-hosted instances and related to its subdomains, according to the initial investigation made by the firm. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter. There is also no official statement in response to the alleged leak on the dark Web.
According to the report, data pertaining to donations or microdonations for a variety of causes such as COVID-19 relief, supporting the political party, and other initiatives such as Swachh Bharat was also leaked.
Cybersecurity firm Cyble claimed that it was tipped off on October 10 about the databases of the Prime Minister's personal website, Narendramodi.in, being available on the dark Web. Upon analyzing the data leak, the firm allegedly found personally identifiable information of over 5,74,000 users, with over 2,92,000 of them appearing to have made donations through the website.