Data of Narendra Modi app users being leaked to American companies: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 March 2018, 12:49 PM
Data of Narendra Modi app users being leaked to American companies: Rahul Gandhi
Data of Narendra Modi app users being leaked to American companies: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having compromised the personal data of millions of Indians, who had downloaded his personal mobile application.

“Hi! My name is Narendra Modi. I am India's Prime Minister. When you sign up for my official App, I give all your data to my friends in American companies,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

The Congress president also criticised mainstream media for “burying” the critical story.

Gandhi quoted a report that claims that personal data of people who had downloaded the official Narendra Modi Android application were being sent to a third party without the consent of app users.

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“When you create a profile in the official @narendramodi #Android app, all your device info (OS, network type, Carrier …) and personal data (email, photo, gender, name, …) are send without your consent to a third-party domain called https://in.wzrkt.com,” said Elliot Alderson, a French security researcher.

Alderson further claimed that the domain, https://in.wzrkt.com, where the data of Narendra Modi app users were being sent belongs to an American company called CleverTap.

The French cybersecurity researcher said the domain was classified as a phishing link by the company G-Data.

Phishing is a tool designed to carry out cyber-attacks and often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers.

First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:34 PM
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