Some of the users who used the Jio Covid-19 checker tool, data is leaked. As everyone is in lockdown due to Coronavirus, there is nothing to do. To get news or check the symptoms about Coronavirus, many apps have come in the market, and one of them is Jio Covid-19 checker tool.
Reliance Jio’s coronavirus symptom checker exposed user data: Report.
Jio was the first company to launch this tool. As per the reports, the data is leaked of the users who used the Jio Covid-19 checker tool. The company says they have disabled the app as of now. The COVID-19 checker tool was created to people who can test on the website to check out whether they are infected with Corona or not.
According to the reports, it is said that the Jio Coronavirus checker tool has exposed the data of millions of users with the geolocation on the web.
A security researcher, Anurag Sen, spotted the flaw and then informed about it. As soon as the company spotted the flaw, they discontinued the tool and disabled it.
Tushar Pania, the spokesperson of Jio, said,
“We have taken immediate action. The logging server was for monitoring performance of our website, intended for the limited purpose of people doing a self-check to see if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.”
The reports said that the data which was leaked contained logs from 17th April till the day tool was active. The leaked data had the details about who took the test, what were the symptoms and the health conditions of that user and much more.
Anurag Sen also found that the leaked data shows the precise location of the users. Most of the users were from Mumbai and Pune, and few were from North America and the United Kingdom.
Jio Covid-19 checker tool is not the only tool which has exposed the data of the user. The Aarogya Setu app, which is created by the Indian government, also exposed the location details of the users. Later the bug was fixed.