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Personal data of 280 million Indians allegedly exposed in leak from pension fund org EPFO: Report

A security researcher has identified a massive data leak affecting crores of Indian citizens, but there’s no clarity on where the data leaked from.

Sensitive data of over 280 million Indian citizens was allegedly left exposed for an unknown period of time, Bob Diachenko, a cybersecurity researcher at SecurityDiscovery.com, reported on August 2. According to Diachenko, the data appeared to be part of the Universal Account Number database. UAN is allotted by the Employees’ Fund Organization (EPFO), which is one of the two government…

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