Once more, there was a significant breach involving Pakistani mobile phone customers. The personal information of telecom company subscribers is now publicly accessible online through numerous mobile applications and web portals as a result of this incident.
Each subscriber’s online data is now accessible thanks to these portals.
When a video of the app “Asan Bash” began circulating on social media and claimed to allow access to users’ data through their cell numbers, this telecom breach attracted notice.
This video demonstrated how anyone may acquire CNIC numbers, family trees, and other details about any person by just entering their mobile number in the appropriate location on the program.
It is a serious breach to gain access to someone’s personal information only by inputting their mobile number, and it shows that the data we give telecom firms about ourselves is not at all secure.
The CNIC is required by telecom firms in order to obtain new SIM cards, and this data is later added to the server to complete the verification procedure.
This is not the first time that user security has been jeopardized; in the past, telecom companies’ data was freely available online, making user CNICs and mobile numbers accessible to anyone.
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