In a breach of security, the personal data of over 30,000 students at Kannur University were leaked and was found published on a dark web portal. A private cyber security agency in Kochi believes that the data of the students were leaked due to a technical glitch in the university’s official website.
The agency found that personal data of over 30,000 students who registered at the university from 2018 to 2022 were leaked. The personal data of the students were posted on a forum of hackers. Details including name, Aadhaar number, photo and phone number of the students that were filled out in the university admission form were found to be leaked.
Kannur University has filed a complaint with the cyber cell and the city police commissioner regarding the incident. The university has also decided to remove all the data from 2018 to 2022 from its database.