BSNL has been in a tough spot recently as a reporter Elliot Alderson claimed to hack some of the company’s websites that contains BSNL employees data. However, BSNL has now issued a press statement stating that the websites hacked didn’t have any customer related data and stated that the affected subdomains were public sites that didn’t contain customer-specific data. “BSNL, being one of the largest Telecom Operators in India, is fully geared up to prevent any data loss related to its employees, customers or stakeholders,” said the government-owned PSU in a press statement.
“With latest technology and equipment, we are serving the communication need of the country to provide affordable services to our esteemed customers. Critical network elements like Mobile Networks, Broadband, Landline networks etc. are fully secured. The customer data resides in fully secured data centres that employ latest security features and are fully protected,” the statement further added.
And the company even promised complete security and privacy of the data and all the necessary steps are taken for protecting the data.
This entire issue was raised by a French security researcher named Elliot Alderson who gained access to the private database of BSNL, and according to him, the database had details of more than 47,000 employees. However, the researcher immediately warned BSNL about the issue, and the company fixed the leak right after his reporting. The same news was tweeted by Anderson on Sunday.
The database acquired by the researcher had details of employees such as employee name, designation, password, mobile number, date of birth, date of retirement, email addresses etc.