A data breach on a government-promoted payments app BHIM in India has resulted in some highly sensitive personal data of over 70 million people getting exposed. The vulnerability and the data exposure was brought to the fore by an Israeli cybersecurity company. 

The CSC BHIM website is used for financial transactions through a unified payment interface (UPI) as part of the federal government’s digital access initiatives in the villages. The BHIM project was initially launched to drive digital payments for merchants across rural India. The app was developed by the National Payment Corporation of India, a state-owned enterprise. 



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