Jio has been making up to the headlines for a while now. Recently, a major security breach on Reliance Jio’s part incurred a lot of criticism for the company. The telecom company has finally acknowledged the system’s breach in a police complaint. Additionally, the accused of this incident has also been taken into police custody for this unlawful act.
On the late, there were reports of several sensitive details of the Jio users including first name, last name, mobile number, email-id, circle, SIM Activation Date and even Aadhaar Number exposed on a website called Magicpk.Apparently, the saidsite which has now been taken down, had just a search box, wherein you can enter any Jio number and get details of the customer in return.
On Monday, July 10, Jio filed the complaint in Navi Mumbai, after which the investigation by the Mumbai Police was on. The 24-year-old accused, Imran Chimpa who holds a Masters in Computer Application degree was arrested in Churu town of Rajasthan on Tuesday. During his interrogation, the accused revealed that he wanted to set up a search engine.
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As per the report of Indian Express, “The accused had not made attempts to hide the digital trail or mask the server he was using. He was working out of his home,” said a senior police officer. Approximately 50 sim cards were recovered from him, of which most of them were Reliance Jio Sim cards.
The report further mentions that Chimpa’s plan was to create a search engine comprising numbers of cellphone users of all telecom firms. However, he had not figured how to acquire data from other firms.
Earlier Reliance filed an accusation against fellow operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea for offering discriminatory offers to individual customers within the same class. To counter this, TRAI had barred discriminatory tariffs among same subscriber.