Battlegrounds Mobile India – BGMI Data Breach Allegations: If true, this can snowball into big issue for Krafton & their new game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). It is being reported that BGMI is sharing players device data to China server. This is contrary to what was promised, promoted by the PUBG Mobile & Battleground Mobile India promoters. IGN India – a platform promoted by the Fork Media has claimed that Device Data of BGMI players is being share on China servers.
Battlegrounds Mobile India – PUBG Mobile BGMI Data Breach Allegations: This means, If you are playing or have downloaded the Battlegrounds Mobile India on your android device, it might be possible that your device data shared is getting compromised and is being shared with China server.
Here is everything you need to know about this data breach allegations on BGMI?
Battlegrounds Mobile India – BGMI Data Breach Allegations: As we all know last year Indian government had banned the PUBG Mobile in the country for sharing data with China server where it is marked as the security threat for the Indian users.
Since September 2020 – PUBG Mobile is banned in India. Krafton the promoters of PUBG Mobile made announcement to launch BattleGround Mobile India – a game specifically for the Indian market and that complies with all Indian Government Norms.
- Krafton implemented all required changes in the game for re-release in India, rebranded as Battleground Mobile India
- Krafton, developer of PUBG Mobile also introduced new data storage servers in India and Hong Kong for the users in India.
- BGMI released the early access for the game in India and the promise was all data will be stored with in India on Indian servers.
But contrary to those claims – somewhat different has been unearthed. Check what’s happening?
BGMI Data Breach Allegations: As per the report by IGN India, BGMI is sharing data with China server where data sent and received by the Battlegrounds Mobile India APK are from China Mobile Communications servers in Beijing, the Tencent-run Proxima Beta in Hong Kong, as well as Microsoft Azure servers located in the US, Mumbai, and Moscow.
PUBG Mobile BGMI Data Breach Allegations: The platform claims and we quote – “We were able to reproduce these results by installing a data packet sniffer app on our Android phone. This can tell us which servers our device communicates with. We set it to log all servers that Battlegrounds Mobile India would talk to when we play the game. Then we played an entire match. After that, we checked the logs on the packet sniffer.
A quick whois search for one of the servers spotted in the logs (126.96.36.199 to be precise) revealed that it was run by China Mobile Communications Corporation — a Chinese state-owned company — and the server is located in Beijing, China. What’s more is, our device data was being sent to said server. You can check out all out all the screenshots that prove this right here.”
The platform further claims that you can also check this by installing a data packet sniffer app on our Android phone where it can tell users which servers our device communicates with.
While Krafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has mentioned the terms of service on their website which states that personal information of players would be stored and processed on servers based in India and Singapore, it also mentions that the company may “transfer your data to other countries” in order to meet “legal requirements”, perhaps giving the company a way out to do this.
Recently many politicians and government employees asked for the ban on the game and this data breach report by BGMI can lead to trouble for Krafron and BGMI in India even before the game is properly launched.