Reliance Jio User Data Leak: Hacking Books, Computer Hardware Seized From Suspect

Reliance Jio User Data Leak: Hacking Books, Computer Hardware Seized From Suspect


Books on hacking, along with computer hardware, have been seized from the possession of Imran Chippa, a computer science drop out, arrested in connection with unauthorised access to Reliance Jio’s database, Maharashtra Police said Thursday.

“During the searches at the residence of 35-year-old Chippa, we found books on hacking and related material apart from the desktop, laptop, pen drive and other devices,” Balsingh Rajput, Superintendent of Police, Maharashtra Cyber Cell, told PTI.

“We will interrogate him about possible hacking on Internet in connection with the data leak case,” he said.

The team of Maharashtra Cyber Cell, Crime Branch of Navi Mumbai Police, Vigilance and Security department officials of Reliance Jio, were set to return to Mumbai with the arrested accused Chippa on Thursday night from Jaipur, another official said.

Chippa will be kept in custody of Navi Mumbai Police, where he will be interrogated by Maharashtra Cyber and Navi Mumbai Police team, he said.

On Wednesday, the police had said that he had gained unauthorised access using some credentials into a part of the database and put them on a website, which led to widespread concerns on data security.

On reports of Chippa trying to create a ‘search engine’, Rajput said it is premature to say anything before a thorough investigation is carried out.

A day after the arrest of Chippa in the Reliance Jio (RJio) data breach case, the police had said it was a case of “unauthorised access” into the company’s database and “not of a theft.”

“It is not a theft, even though while filing the complaint they (RJio) had stated it as a theft. Now it is almost sure that he…



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