Data Breach: In 500 Rs you can access Billion Aadhaar Details in just 10 Minutes: – Some of you may know that Indian Government is working to make India digitally strong and for that, they already introduced Aadhaar card. As you all may know that one of the most appreciated Indian media published an article about the security breach and claimed that how you can access “Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details.” Overall, now reports are coming that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has denied the media report which is published in The Tribune and has said that it is a case of misreporting.
Here, we are not claiming that the reports are right but we are expecting that this report must not be true because it will hurt the future of lots of Indians. Overall, UIDAI assured that there has not been any Aadhaar data breach. The Aadhaar data including biometric information is fully safe and secure. In a statement issued on Thursday, the UIDAI said that UIDAI has given the said search facility for the purpose of grievance redressal to the designated personnel and state government officials to help residents only by entering their Aadhaar number/EID.
Here, we aren’t saying that these all above mention reports are right or wrong and the UIDAI maintains complete log and traceability of the facility and any misuse can be traced and appropriate action is taken. The reported case appears to be an instance of misuse of the grievance redressal search facility. As UIDAI maintains a complete log and traceability of the facility, the legal action including lodging of FIR against the persons involved in the instant case is being done.
Some of you may not know that the Tribune reports are claiming that the racket may have started when over 300,000 Village Level Operators(VLEs), earlier mandated to make Aadhaar cards across India were rendered jobless when post offices and banks were given the job instead, in November 2017. Over 100,000 VLEs, sensing an opportunity to make easy money, might have gained illegal access to UIDAI data and provided “Aadhaar services” to common people for a charge, including the printing of Aadhaar cards.