Threat actors of Pakistan sold Indian citizen’s identity and documents not only on private Telegram channels but also leaked the personal information of Indians on Dark Web.
It is found that details including Aadhar, PAN Card, DL and Passport of over 5000 Indians has been leaked by them.
On further research, it has been known that this is done by the same person who dumped the large number of Netflix account details, including passwords and international identity documents on a hacker forum on the surface web. Whole data leaked is now available on Google and even a user with the non-technical background can have access to it. Because of this, there is a cyber threat to all. It has again been proven that Dark Web is a dangerous place for personal information.
According to the reports, a transaction from a Pakistani forum was spotted on the dark web where the group of suspected threat actors was communicating via private channels on Telegram. Saumya Srivastava hide his identity and disguised himself as one among that group. Most of the group’s conversations were in the Urdu language. Moreover, the profile of the channel included images of the Pakistani flag.
After tracking the discussion for several days, the researcher discovered, “They claim to have various data dumps of Indian government agencies, including Indian Railways, and certain corporate bodies as well.”
Soon after some time, a threat actor posted a dump link of Aadhar and PAN Cards of approximately 5.5GB which included around 1,059 scanned copies of Aadhar and PAN Cards.
The researchers have alerted CERT-In and the Director of UIDAI(Unique Identification Authority of India) too regarding this leak of sensitive information.