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Data of 11 lakh JEE-Main students leaked, CBSE caught off guard

May 11, 2017, 8:42 am

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Jaipur:  The identification data of nearly 11 lakh students who appeared in JEE-Main examination is being sold on the Internet.

The data was apparently stolen from CBSE and is being sold through a website.

The hackers are demanding Rs 2.30 lakh for the data of all the 11 lakh students, and Rs 56,000 for the data of students from a particular state. The data includes name of the student, email address, mailing address and mobile number.

Hackers have provided two mobile numbers on the website. People interested in buying the data could call up these numbers.

The person receiving the call offers the data and asks the caller to deposit the money in an ICICI bank account in New Delhi.

The CBSE will now need to investigate how the identification data of 11 lakh students reached these people.

Either they hacked the data or someone with an access to the data in CBSE leaked it to these people.

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First published: May 11, 2017