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Serious risk for 1 Billion Indian residents can be exposed in data breach incident on Aadhaar biometric system

SecurityAffair today reported ” The Tribune “purchased” a service being offered by anonymous sellers over WhatsApp that provided unrestricted access to details for any of the more than 1 billion Aadhaar numbers created in India thus far.” states The Tribune.

“It took just Rs 500, paid through Paytm, and 10 minutes in which an “agent” of the group running the racket created a “gateway” for this correspondent and gave a login ID and password. Lo and behold, you could enter any Aadhaar number in the portal, and instantly get all particulars that an individual may have submitted to the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), including name, address, postal code (PIN), photo, phone number and email.”

The Unique Identification Authority of India denies that Aadhaar system has been breached, but The Tribune revealed that when contacted, UIDAI officials in Chandigarh expressed shock over the full data being accessed, and admitted it seemed to be a major national security breach.

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Data breach of the Aadhaar biometric system poses a serious risk for 1 Billion Indian residents

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/67424/data-breach/aadhaar-data-breach.htmlThe Tribune announced to have “purchased” a service that provided it an unrestricted access to the residents’ records in the Aadhaar system. According to The Tribune, hackers have breached the Unique Identification Authority of India’s Aadhaar biometric system and gained access to personally identifiable information (i.e. names, addresses, phone numbers) of more than 1 billion… Data breach of the Aadhaar biometric system poses a serious risk for 1 Billion Indian residents

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