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Records of over 27.5 crore Indians got hijacked, reveals Security Discovery researcher

R Sinduja

News Editor

Records of over 27.5 Indian citizens were left exposed, unprotected for more than 2 weeks & eventually got hacked by a hackers group. Bob Diachenko discovered unprotected, publicly indexed MongoDB database with personal info of Indian citizens was left exposed & was publicly accessible on Amazon AWS using Shodan. He immediately notified Indian CERT team on the incident on May 1 but the database was open until May 8.