Reliance Jio's recent data breach, which exposed the details of nearly 120 million subscribers, could have been caused due to external vendors. A preliminary report states that Jio's own apps and sites have been found secure and were not responsible for the breach. According to Economic Times, Jio had roped in EY for investigating the data breach, which was first revealed by FoneArena on Sunday night. A site named magicapk exposed critical user information like first name, last name, sim activation date as well as time and circle of activation of a particular Jio number. Since Jio numbers are linked to an Aadhaar number, the breach sent alarm bells ringing among customers and security analysts. The breach is considered to be the single largest leak in India. The initial report from EY doesn't reveal much except that Jio's data system was not breached and that the data leak happened at the vendors' end. However, it remains to be seen whether Jio announces a new initiative to ensure such leaks don't happen in the future.
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