Big breach in BHIM app security, personal data of 7 million users leaked

The government has launched Bhim App to promote digital payments, which is based on UPI (Unified Payment Interface). Crores of people use Bhim app in India but personal information of these people is now under threat. Israeli security firm vpnMentor has claimed in its report that the data of about 7 million Bheem app users in India has been leaked. The company claims that this data was leaked when it was being uploaded to the Bhima app.

Private information like Aadhaar card became public
According to the report of the security firm, a total of 409 GB of data has been leaked, which includes information of the users’ Aadhaar card, caste certificate, proof of residence, bank records as well as their profile. The report said that the website from which the data has been leaked was being used in the campaign to promote the Bhima app. During that time, business merchants and users were being connected to the app in the Bhima app. During data uploading, some data was being stored in Amazon Web Service S3 bucket which is public. The entire game took place in February 2019.

What is the loss of this data leak?
After this data leak, the personal information of millions of Bhima app users of India has reached the hackers. Hackers also have information about your Aadhaar card to bank. In such a situation, you can easily be made a victim of hacking, although this flaw has been corrected in April, but the people whose data has been leaked, the threat remains. There has been no statement from the National Payments Corporation and the Computer Emergency Response Team that created the Bhima app on this data leak.

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