Denies Hotel Guest Data Leak, 20Y  Police Data Hacker Arrested from Delhi – DGP Telangana

Hyderabad: Director-General of Police (DGP) Ravi Gupta denied any leak or transfer of hotel guest or management data to third parties. He refuted media reports suggesting such data was transferred to a US-based firm, clarifying that the Telangana State Police Operational Platform (TSCOP) does not collect visitor or hotel management data.

Significant Arrest:

  • The Telangana Cyber Security Bureau (TGCSB) arrested a hacker involved in breaching the Hawk Eye application’s data, which is used by the police department. The arrest occurred in Delhi on Saturday.
  • The hacker, Jatin Kumar, a 20-year-old student from Greater Noida, posted the compromised data for sale on a public platform for $150, using Telegram IDs Adm1nfr1end and Adm1nfr1ends. Despite attempts to mask his identity, TGCSB used advanced tools and social engineering techniques to track and arrest him.

Hacker’s Background:

  • Jatin Kumar has a history of cybercrimes, including leaking Aadhaar card data and other critical information last year. He was previously arrested by the Special Cell of the Dwarka Police Station, New Delhi.
  • The ongoing investigation aims to identify additional accomplices.

Data Security Measures:

  • DGP Gupta assured that no sensitive or financial user data was compromised. The Hawk Eye application only stores mobile numbers, addresses, and email IDs. The breach likely occurred due to a weak or compromised password.
  • TSCOP does not collect confidential or financial user data and is used solely for internal tasks.
  • Claims about the compromised SMS server URL of Hyderabad City Police were denied, as the URL has been defunct since April 2022.

Preventive Actions:

  • Comprehensive monitoring, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing are being conducted across all police networks and applications to prevent future breaches.

Additional Details:

  • Jatin Kumar, a resident of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, was tracked and apprehended by TGCSB. He will be brought to Hyderabad on a transit remand. The case, registered as case (9 of 2024), involves the data breach of the Hawk Eye application and subsequent reports on the TSCOP and police SMS services apps.

This summary provides an overview of the denial of data leaks, the arrest of a hacker, and the security measures being implemented to prevent future incidents.


After HawkEye Now TSCOP a Telangana Police Data Hacked; Sensitive Data of Police is for Sale Online

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