New Delhi: A cyber security firm alleged that data of over five lakh users has been stolen from narendramodi.in, the personal website of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The stolen data includes details like contact information, email IDs, details of over two lakh people who have donated through the website to various funds, including to the COVID-19 fund, and all of these data is on sale on the dark web, claims Cyble, a cyber security firm.
So far, the Prime Minister’s Office has not commented on the report.
“There is a high possibility of the data being misused for criminal purposes as it contains personal details of over 570,000 users. This includes PIIs such as Name, Email ID, contact information, etc,” the company alleged in a blog post on October 16.
Apart from the PIIs, Cyble claimed that leaked data showcases details of the financial transactions made by donors for contributing to the PMNRF. This also includes non-public data such as bank ref no, payment mode, etc.
As per reports, 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.