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Cybercriminals leak personal details of 2.9 crore Indians on dark web

Cyble, a third-party cyber risk intelligence platform, conducted a regular sweep of the deep web and dark web and found that personal details of 9 Million Indian Job Seekers from the various states were released in the aforementioned platforms.

“Cyble researchers have identified a sensitive data breach on the dark web where an actor has leaked personal details of 29 Million Indian Job Seekers from the various states. The original leak appears to be from a resume aggregator service collecting data from various known job portals. Cyble’s team is still investigating this further and will be updating their article as they bring more facts to the surface,” an official press release from the by Cyble stated.

The researchers found that a ‘threat actor’ posted a 2.3 GB (zipped) file on one of the hacking forums. Cybele’s official website states that the zip file must have originated from a resume aggregator.

The zipped file reveals a lot of personal details–education, address, etc–of millions of Indians Job seekers.”This breach includes sensitive information such as email, phone, home address, qualification, work experience etc,” Cyble’s official website stated.

Cyble has indexed the leaked information at The concerned people can access the information by registering at the official website.

The intelligence firm conducts these routine searches ver the deep web and dark web to keep tabs on cybercriminals conducting nefarious activities such as identity thefts, scams, and corporate espionage, to steal personal information.

—DNA India

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