Breaking News
1. Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi Calls for Urgent Action Against Political Sloganeering in Rajya Sabha Gallery      2. RJD MP Manoj Jha Raises Concerns Over EVMs and Calls for Focus on Free and Fair Elections      3. BJP Leader CT Ravi Accuses Congress of Manipulating Cauvery Water Issue for Political Gains      4. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Announces 'Bhoomi Pujan' for India's First Semiconductor Plant, Aiming for Indigenous Microchips by December 2024      5. PM Modi Commends Supreme Court for Providing Judgments in Litigants' Language at International Lawyers' Conference 2023      6. Union Minister V Muraleedharan Accuses CPI(M) of Involvement in Karuvannur Bank Scam, Calls for Transparency      7. BJP Stages Protest in Bengaluru, Opposes Release of Cauvery River Water to Tamil Nadu      8. X's Head of Policy for India and South Asia Region, Samiran Gupta, Resigns From His Post.      9. Protesters Create Human Chain in Mandya, Demand Resolution to Cauvery Water-Sharing Dispute      10. Enhanced Security Measures Surround Rajahmundry Central Prison as N Chandrababu Naidu's Remand Extended      11. Janata Dal (Secular) Aligns with BJP in Pre-Election Alliance: HD Kumaraswamy Meets Key BJP Leaders      12. India Strongly Rebukes Pakistan's UN General Debate Remarks, Highlights Human Rights and Terrorism Concerns      13. India Achieves Historic No. 1 Ranking in ODI Cricket with Victory Over Australia      14. NIA Charges 13 Individuals in Villianur Bomb Blast Case Linked to Political Functionary's Assassination      15. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju Condemns China's Visa Denial to Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Athletes for Asian Games      16. MEA Spokesperson Condemns Discrimination Against Arunachal Pradesh Athletes at Asian Games in China      17. Prime Minister Modi Joins Celebrations at BJP Headquarters as Women's Reservation Bill Passes      18. World's Largest Cedar Tree Found in Jammu and Kashmir, May Become a Heritage Site      19. Supreme Court Rejects Plea for Barium Firecrackers, Upholds Delhi Government's Diwali Firecracker Ban      20. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Mourns the Loss of Jharkhand High Court Justice Kailash Prasad Deo     

Cyberabad Police Arrests Data Thieves: Data Worth 67 Crores Stolen

  • Posted on April 2, 2023
  • News
  • By Top Stories

 Data privacy has become an increasingly important concern for everyone, from a

celebrity to a normal person given the increase in technological advancements which

pose a threat to our data privacy.


Data Thieves Caught by The Hyderabad Police

The Cyberabad police (a wing of the Telangana police) has caught hold of a data thief

called Vinay Bharadwaj who has allegedly stolen data worth Rs. 66.9 Crores. He was

backed by a whole team engaged in this same pursuit and coordinating the criminal act

across 8 metropolitan cities and 24 states of India.

The Cyberabad police stated that the data was related to different categories such as,

“debit and credit card-holders, frequent flyers, demat account holders, designers,

chemists, business analysts, senior citizens, PAN card-holders, National Eligibility-cum-

Entrance Test students, high net-worth individuals, electricity consumers.”

How Was the Data Theft Carried Out?

The prime accused owned a website named ‘InspireWebz’ using which he collected

data from people and databases from other third parties all across the country.

Reportedly, the “data was stored and sold over Google Drive, and about 72 drive links

were found.” The Deputy Commissioner of the Cyberabad police also added,

“Bharadwaj’s other two associates also ran websites, and we’re yet to trace them and

understand how exactly they got access to so much data. Some of the data was sold for

as low as Rs 2,000.”

Importance of Data Privacy

Breach of data privacy is becoming an increasing concern for Indians. The states in

which the maximum reports of such breach can be found are UP, Maharashtra and

Delhi. Data protection requires collective action from government security agencies and

the internet service users as well. Awareness regarding the manner and methods by

which data can be breached must be delivered to the general public through the use of

institutions and different broadcasting agencies.

For more updates keep visiting our website where we provide

unbiased, true and top stories of the world. 

No Image
Top Stories

You May Also Like