'There Has Been No Breach:' Bharti Airtel Denies Reports Of Data Leak Of 37.5 Cr Customers

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel denied reports that claimed 37.5 crore of customer data got hacked and is up for sale.

What Happened: According to unverified reports, the personal data of 37.5 crore customers which includes phone numbers, Aadhaar numbers and email addresses was reportedly available for sale in the dark web after hacking the data from the telecom.

Unverified reports said a threat actor with the user name “xenZen” listed the database of customers on the dark web asking $50,000 (around ₹41.73 lakh) for the information.

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Bharti Airtel denied the reports of data leak. In a statement shared with Benzinga India, the telecom company’s spokesperson said, "There has been an ongoing report alleging that Airtel customer data has been compromised. This is nothing short of a desperate attempt to tarnish Airtel's reputation by vested interests. We have done a thorough investigation and can confirm that there has been no breach whatsoever from Airtel systems."

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