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Reliance Jio, after denying data breach earlier, now files police complaint

This would be the telecom firm's first official acknowledgement of a system breach

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is looking into reports of a major leak of user data, has filed a police complaint alleging "unlawful access to its systems," a police officer involved in the investigation said on Wednesday. The complaint, made on Monday in Navi Mumbai, where Jio is headquartered, would be the telecom firm's first official acknowledgement of a system breach. Jio has so far denied media reports and user accounts of a leak. Jio, part of conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL), did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on Wednesday. Several ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 00:46 IST