Crooks Used InspireWebz From Faridabad, Claim Cops

Cyberabad cops detect data stolen from GST , RTO Amazon, Netflix, Youtube, Paytm, Phonepe, Big Basket, BookMyShow, Instagram, Zomato and Policybazaar.

HYDERABAD, Apr 1 (The CONNECT) – The Cyberabad Police have cracked the country’s biggest-ever data theft involving the personal and confidential information of 66.9 cr individuals and organisations across 24 states.

The accused, identified as Vinay Bhardwaj, was arrested.   He established an office in Faridabad, Haryana and collected databases from accomplices Amer Sohail and Madan Gopal. He used to promote social media platforms to resell the data to fraudsters for profits, police said.

The accused person was operating through a website “InspireWebz” in Faridabad, Haryana and selling databases to the clients through cloud drive links, police said.

BizNewsConnect checked the website and found it is markleting data extraction tools at prices ranging from Rs 999 to Rs 14,999.

The accused was found possessing data of students of Biju’s and Vedantu organisations. He also had  the data of 1.84 lakh cab users of eight metro cities as well as 4.5 lakh salaried employees of six cities and Gujarat state.

Further, the accused holds consumer and customer data of major organisations like GST (pan India), RTO (pan India), Amazon, Netflix, Youtube, Paytm, Phonepe, Big Basket, BookMyShow, Instagram, Zomato, Policybazaar and Upstox, etc.

The accused person is found selling personal and confidential data of about 66.9 crore individuals and organisations maintained in 104 categories. This includes 51.9 crores of data of individuals and organisations of 24 states and 8 cities maintained in 44 categories.

According to the Police, some of the important data held by the accused include the data of defence personnel; government employees; PAN card holders; students data of 9th, 10th, 11 & 12th standard; senior citizens; Delhi electricity consumers; D-MAT account holders; mobile numbers of various individuals; NEET students; High Net worth Individuals; insurance holders; credit card and debit card holders etc.

Some other key categories are data of Banks, Insurance & Financial Services, Doctors, Software Engineers, True-caller & Telecom Data, Trading & Stockbroking, Consulting services of crores of individuals, financial data(Credit card, Debit Card, Loans and Insurance) was found available with the accused.

Data of NEET students with their names, father name, mobile number and their residences are also found with these accused. PAN Card database containing sensitive information on income, email ids, phone numbers, addresses etc was also found. Data of Government employees containing information on their name, mobile number, category, date of birth etc was also found.

Further, the database of the car owners of vehicles, Job Aspirants data, Real Estate, Construction, Manufacturing & Industrial, Frequent Flyer Travel details, NRI Database, etc was also identified with them.

The Police have seized from his possession two mobile phones, two laptops and Data of 135 categories containing sensitive information of government, private organisations and individuals.