In a first major challenge since its launch last year, Reliance Jio denies reports of customers’ data breach…

NEW DELHI, JULY 9, 2017: In a Sunday evening scare for over 12 crore Reliance Jio subscribers, a website — — claimed to have breached data of the mobile operator. The website, which soon stopped functioning after the report of alleged breach was widely circulated on social networks, particularly Twitter, reportedly showed personal details of people once their Jio numbers were entered on it.

Though Reliance Jio reacted swiftly on the alleged data breach case and termed the incident as “unverified and unsubstantiated”, the news doing rounds on the Internet regarding this incident created a lot of anxiety among Reliance Jio users. The website, which carries IP address of Mumbai and it was registered in May this year, reportedly revealed the Aadhar details of Reliance Jio customers.

“We have come across the unverified and unsubstantiated claims of the website and are investigating it. Prima facie, the data appears to be unauthentic. We want to assure our subscribers that their data is safe and maintained with highest security. Data is only shared with authorities as per their requirement. We have informed law enforcement agencies about the claims of the website and will follow through to ensure strict action is taken,” Reliance Jio said in a statement.

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