BSNL site hacked

R. Dinakaran Chennai | Updated on January 24, 2018


BSNL's Telecommunications Journal website has been hacked by AnonOpsIndia.

The 'Anonymous' group that describes itself as "#OpIndia | Expect Us! ~ Anonymous #Hacktivists" in its Twitter handle, has added one more page to the journal website - - listing its demands to the Central Government.

The group has posted a message on the site asking the BSNL admin to patch up the site. "You have stored passwords in plain text. Shame! Is this your #DigitalIndia? We also have access to all BSNL databases now. No data on the server was tampered though. But we have taken a copy of all your databases. Patch up before the Chinese get their hands on this. It's a goldmine."

Among the 'demands' of the group are action against TRAI for releasing "million Email IDs, helping spammers & violating your very own IT laws''. The group has also alleged that Mukesh Ambani's Reliance was sending unencrypted data to China through its Jio Chat app, and wanted the Government to take action against the company.

The group has also asked the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, "to stop moving towards a licensing regime".

30 million records

The group also claims that it has managed to get access to over "30 million records" from BSNL database. It says the records could be "bill summary, payment details or account details."

In a response to a query it said, "It's a mess. Lot of data. Can't even analyze it. The dump is so huge."

OpIndia says there has been no response from either the Government or BSNL.

Published on July 04, 2015

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