Reliance Jio data leak: Maharashtra police find 50 SIM cards from suspect’s Rajasthan home
Mumbai city news: The police are trying to find out if the SIM cards have been obtained on forged documents or belong to other Jio customersmumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2017 00:11 IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra police searched the residence of Imran Chhimpa, who was arrested for allegedly leaking information on Reliance Jio users on the Internet, in Rajasthanon Tuesday and found 50 SIM cards, mostly Jio ones.
The police are trying to find out if the SIM cards have been obtained on forged documents or belong to other Jio customers. They have also seized a laptop, a desktop and a pen drive. They said that the laptop was used to upload the leaked data. A forensic analysis is underway to find out if Jio’s database has indeed been leaked and how the accused managed to get his hands on the data.
Chhimpa lives in Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. “He also lied about being a college drop out. He has completed his MCA from a college in Rajasthan and was unemployed. We will question him about his earlier workplace. We are also checking to see if he has a prior criminal record,” said a senior official from Maharashtra police.
Chhimpa was produced before a magistrate court in Rajasthan on Wednesday and has been transit remand till Friday. He will be brought to Navi Mumbai by Thursday.
News of a data leak went viral on the internet on Sunday after a news report saying data of Jio customers was available on Magicapk.com. The website was unavailable on Wednesday.
While some people who accessed the site claimed to have seen their personal data including AADHAR card details, others said they did not find anything. Chimmpa owns the website and started it in May. A Jio spokesperson said the data on the website appeared to be “unauthentic.” She added the company’s subscriber data was safe and maintained with the highest security.
Reliance Jio lodged a complaint with the Navi Mumbai police, after which Chhimpa was arrested.
First Published: Jul 14, 2017 00:10 IST