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UIDAI, BSE among 6,000 Indian organisations reportedly affected by data breach

A cybersecurity firm in Pune, along with its partner, had said on Friday that it had tracked an advertisement on the DarkNet offering access to the servers and database dump of over 6,000 Indian businesses.

October 04, 2017 / 02:46 PM IST

A data breach that could potentially affect over 6,000 Indian organisations including the Unique Identification Authority of India, Reserve Bank of India, Bombay Stock Exchange and Flipkart, has been addressed by the arm of the government responsible for handling the registry that was allegedly compromised.

A cybersecurity firm in Pune, along with its partner, had said on Friday that it had tracked an advertisement on the DarkNet offering access to the servers and database dump of over 6,000 Indian businesses.

“Following a detailed research, the team identified the affected organization as India’s National Internet Registry: IRINN (Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers) which comes under NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India),” said Rohit Srivastwa, of Seqrite’s Cyber Intelligence Labs in a blogpost published last week.

However, Srivastwa told Moneycontrol on Tuesday that NIXI has contacted all or most of the affected people and stakeholders. “They are also being contacted by NCIIPC (National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre), and have notified all the people,” he said.