Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website (narendramodi.in) data has allegedly been leaked on the Dark Web that is claimed to be containing personal identifiable information (PII) of lakhs of people that includes name, email addresses, and mobile numbers as claimed by Cybersecurity firm Cyble in a report.
The report claims that it was tipped off on October 10 about the databases of narendramodi.in available on the dark web, upon analysing the data leaks the firm allegedly found personal identifiable information of over 5,74,000 users and one of the leaked database is said to include details of financial transactions made by over 2,92,000 donors through the mentioned website.
Beenu Arora, CEO of Cyble said that “The exact reason for this leak is unknown; however, a lot of the leaks, in general, occur for monetisation. In our opinion, given the gravitas of the website, we do recommend relevant authorities to strengthen further the security posture of their applications, especially third parties.”
“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.
The latest development comes just over a month after the Twitter account of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was compromised and several tweets were posted at that time, asking for people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM’s National Relief Fund.