According to a report released on Monday, a big data breach has happened that revealed personal details of people of Indian origin which included their names, login ID Password, passport numbers, email-IDs and their personal phone numbers. Hackers breach seven Indian High Commission Websites and published data Online. All these are said to be released by two hackers from Netherlands named Kapustkiy and Kasimierz L over Twitter. The hackers revealed every detail over Pastebin which were later seized and removed.
The report was released by E Hacking News and according to them one of the accused hacker himself told them about this breach in an email. His email read as, “I am from the Netherlands. I’ve found several SQL on their websites and I reported it. But they ignored me so I dumped their db [database],”
The place where the accused states of dumping the database is Pastebin which is a large directory to share textual data used by programmers basically. The data leak was done of around 161 Indians living in South Africa, 35 in Switzerland, 145 in Italy, 305 in Libya, 74 in Malawi, 14 in Mali and 42 in Romania, total summing up at 776.
The report further tells that The Indian Embassy in South Africa (http://www.hcisouthafrica.in/) was the first website to be hacked by the alleged hackers. The Indian Embassy in Bern (Switzerland) was the second target (http://indembassybern.ch/) which had three databases with 19 tables with total 35 entries and login details with passwords.
The report further read, “The compromised data includes the name, last name, email id, address, college and a course where students are enrolled,”
However, there is no official explanation from the Ministry of External Affairs on this matter till now.