Breaking Hacker puts info of over 6,000 Indian businesses up for sale in massive data breach

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In what could be the biggest breach affecting Indian organizations, Seqrite Cyber Intelligence Labs along with its partner seQtree InfoServices has tracked an advertisement on DarkNet announcing secret access to the servers and database dump of over 6000 Indian businesses – ISPs, Government and private organisations.

It has identified the affected organisation as India's National Internet Registry: IRINN (Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers)
which comes under National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

As a precautionary measure, Seqrite Intelligence Labs has reached out to Government authorities and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) with a strong recommendation to alert all potentially affected organisations and urge them to change passwords and get their servers and systems patched with latest updates.

The hacker has priced the information at 15 Bitcoins and is offering network takedown of affected organizations for an unspecified amount.

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Hacker puts info of over 6,000 Indian businesses up for sale in massive data breach

With IRINN under attack, key government enterprises including Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), State Bank of India (SBI), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), and several others now face the risk of data leaks, said the IANS report.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Idea Telecom, Flipkart, Aircel, TCS, and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund are some of the major Indian organisations which have been threatened by this massive data breach, along with many others. Official websites of several Indian state government websites have also been put at risk.

Massive data breach hits 6,000 Indian organisations including govt offices, banks: Quick Heal
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