Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s personal website, ‘Narendramodi.in’ has allegedly been leaked on the dark web which includes personal information and details of lakhs of individuals who have donated to the Centre’s initiatives such as the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), Swachh Bharat and other Covid-19 related funds.
The revealed information consists of names, mobile numbers, and email addresses of all the donors which have roughly been rounded off to a count of 2,92,000 people. Along with the personal data, the leaked website also shows the transactional figures of the Relief Fund.
The illegal release of Modi’s website information comes following the incident last month, where his Twitter handle was hacked and numerous posts were publically displayed, appealing the people to donate to the PMNRF.
Apparently, the Cybersecurity firm ‘Cyble’ claimed to have informed the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, (CERT-In) about the Twitter handle hack which had been compromised through the website’s configuration.
The firm further asserted that it was alerted about the leakage of PM Modi’s website data on October 10. It added, “Among the databases leaked, ‘cc transactions’ and ‘users’ contain a substantial amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data belonging to the Prime Minister’s followers.”
However, there has been no official statement in response to the alleged leak on the dark Web. Further legal information related to the hack and releases is still awaited.