New Delhi: The data from the personal website of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has allegedly been leaked on the dark Web.
The leaked data, according to a report by NDTV’s Gadgets 360, contains a substantial amount of personally identifiable information of lakhs of people.
The data also includes the personal details of these people like their email addresses and mobile numbers. Before this hack, PM’s Twitter account had been hacked.
Earlier a month ago, Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked and several tweets were posted asking people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM’s National Relief Fund.
Quoting Cybersecurity firm Cyble, the report said that it was tipped off on October 10 about the databases of the PM’s personal website, Narendramodi.in, being available on the dark Web.
Upon analysing 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.
However, there is no official statement in response to the alleged leak on the dark Web.
“The exact reason for this leak is unknown; however, a lot of the leaks, in general, occur for monetization, the report quoted firm’s CEO Beenu Arora as having said.
Among the details, one of the leaked databases is said to include details of financial transactions made by donors for contributing to the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) through the Prime Minister’s personal site. Some screenshots were shared with NDTV’s Gadgets 360 highlighting details including the names, email addresses, mobile numbers, and payment modes of the donors.
“With such a large repository of unauthorised 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.
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.