Swachh Bharat hack, 16 Million users data leaked

Government of India’s Swachh Bharat (Swachh City) program to make awareness among people to eliminate open defecation and improve solid waste management, Launched in 2014. LeakBase threat share the data of 16 Million users from the Swachh City Program.

16 Million Indian Citizen’s PII Compromised In Massive Data Breach

CloudSEK security firm and Cyble share the details of leaks. Data include usernames, email addresses, Password hashes, Mobile numbers, One-Time passwords, last logged-in time, and IP addresses. The database also comprises 101,718 unique email addresses and 15,835,111 unique mobile numbers.

16M User PII Records from Swachhata Platform, India allegedly breached by LeakBase

The total weight of the data is around 1.25GB in size, and the database database has been listed on the Marketplace forum. These details could potentially target users with phishing, smishing, social engineering, and identity theft. Since data also has administrators and non-administrator accounts.

16M User PII Records from Swachhata Platform, India allegedly breached by LeakBase

The brute-Force attack shows the data may have been achieved on May 20 this year; users of Swachh Bharat were advised to change their password and enable two-factor authentication. Swachh Bharat used to maintain 4041 towns alongside grievances of India.