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Major Lapse By Chinese Telecom Company In India

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A major security lapse of a Chinese mobile manufacturer has been reported in India. More than 13,500 mobile phones have been reportedly  running on the same IMEI number. A fraud case has been filed against this negligence of the Chinese phone manufacturer. 
SP (City) of Meerut Police Akhilesh N Singh said that a case has been registered against a mobile phone manufacturing company and their service center. He said that this constitutes ‘a serious security lapse.’
Singh said that by taking advantage of the negligence of the mobile company, criminals could misuse it. This is how the case was revealed.
In fact, Sub Inspector Asharam posted in the office of Director General of Police Meerut had a mobile of a Chinese company. When the screen broke, he gave the mobile at Vivo’s service center on Delhi Road in Meerut on 24 September 2019. 
The service center changed the battery, screen and gave them mobile. A few days later, trouble started again on the display. After repeated faults in the phone, Asharam handed over the phone to the cyber cell. 
Subsequently, the investigation of cybercrime cell found that about 13,500 mobile phones are of the same International Mobile Equipment Identification (IMEI). 
What is IMEI number
Every mobile number internationally has a different IMEI number which helps identify every  phone.So if you phone is stolen and another person is running the phone by inserting another sim, then the location of the stolen phone is obtained with the help of the IMEI number of the mobile. Simply put, it is the mobile’s chance number, as in vehicle.
Market analysts say this is an ‘unacceptable product related lapse’ never reported before anywhere.

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