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Haryana man arrested for selling data of 67 crore individuals through cloud drive links

He was operating through website 'InspireWebz' at Faridabad and selling database to clients

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 01st 2023 06:52 PM
Haryana man arrested for selling data of 67 crore individuals through cloud drive links

Haryana man arrested for selling data of 67 crore individuals through cloud drive links

Hyderabad, April 1: The Cyberabad Police (Telangana) on Saturday arrested a person for his alleged involvement in stealing, holding and selling personal and confidential data of 66.9 crore individuals and organisations belonging to 24 states and eight metropolitan cities.

As per information, accused Vinay Bhardwaj, who belonged to Faridabad in Haryana,  was found possessing the data of students of edu-tech organisations and consumer and customer data of major organisations such as GST, road transport organisations of various states, major e-commerce portals, social media platforms and fintech companies. 


He was allegedly selling the data of Byjus and Vedantu, cab users of eight metro cities and data of 4.5 lakh salaried employees of Gujarat, Delhi electricity consumers, GST, RTO, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Paytm, Phonepe, Big Basket, BookMyShow, Instagram, Zomato, Policy Bazar, Upstox Data through the website “InspireWebz”. 

As per the Cyberabad police, some of key data held by the accused included that of defence personnel, government employees, PAN card holders, data of Class 9, 1, 11 and 12 students, senior citizens, Delhi electricity consumers, D-MAT account holders, cellphone numbers of various individuals, NEET students, high net worth individuals, insurance holders, credit card and debit card holders among others

The accused was operating through a website “InspireWebz” at Faridabad, Haryana, and selling database to the clients through cloud drive links.

The police have seized two cellphones and two laptops and the data of 135 categories containing sensitive information of government, private organisations and individuals.

- With inputs from agencies

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