The accused identified as Vinay Bhardwaj had data from 135 categories containing sensitive information about the government, private organizations, and individuals. The police seized two mobile phones, two laptops, and the data. NEWS FROM THE MEDIA AND OTHER SOURCES
The Cyber Police in Hyderabad have apprehended a suspect allegedly responsible for stealing, possessing, and selling personal and confidential records of over 66.9 million individuals and organizations from 24 states and eight metropolitan cities. The accused, Vinay Bhardwaj, had data in 135 categories including sensitive data from both government and private organizations. Upon arrest, the police confiscated two mobile phones, two laptops, and the data. The press release stated that the accused was running a website known as ‘InspireWebz’ based in Faridabad, Haryana, and was selling the database to customers.
Data the accused possessed Bhardwaj was found possessing data of students of Edu-tech organizations including Byju’s, Vedanta and also consumer data of major organizations like GST, Road transport organizations of various states As per the police, he also possessed customer data of major e-commerce portals, social media platforms and fintech companies. The accused was found to possess data from various sources, including cab users, GST, RTO, Amazon, Netflix, Paytm, Phonepe, YouTube, Big Basket, BookMyShow, Instagram, Zomato, Policy Bazar, Cred, Upstox, etc. The release also added that the accused held some of the important data also including the data of Defence personnel, Civil engineer, Chartered Accountants, and PAN card holders. He also had data of 9th, 10th, 11 & 12th standard students, NEET students, and senior citizens. Apart from this, he possessed Energy and Power sector data of Delhi NCR, D-MAT account holders, mutual fund data, mobile numbers of various individuals, Bank employee data, high net worth individuals, insurance holders, credit card, Dutch credit card data, and debit card holders.


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