A hackers’ group that goes by the name ‘Red Rabbit Team’ today claimed to have breached some official Indian websites posted the supposedly private data on Twitter. The group is said to have done this using a Bharti Airtel network in Jammu and Kashmir, although the company has denied any breach.
The hackers posted some links which direct the pursuer to the web pages containing the leaked data pages on Twitter. Both the Army and Bharti Airtel, when contacted, denied this cyber infiltration.
A Bharti Airtel spokesperson said that the group has been making false claims for a while and that the threat isn’t serious – “We can confirm there is no hack or breach of any Airtel system as claimed by this group. Multiple stakeholders outside of Airtel have access to some data as per regulatory requirements. We have apprised all the relevant authorities of the matter to, therefore, investigate this and take appropriate action.”
“This group has been in touch with our security team for over 15 months now and has made varying claims in addition to posting inaccurate data from one specific region,” he added.
Red Rabbit Team also messaged the PTI and claimed that it had access to complete data of Bharti Airtel which it had obtained through a shell uploaded on the company’s server and threatened to leak more information soon.
Indian Army officials also confirmed this saying, “We are not aware of any such information but it appears to be malicious intent of some inimical elements.”