Your Aadhaar details on sale for Rs 2-5

Nandan Nilekani’s trailblazing biometric ID system, apparently modelled on first FBI director J Edgar Hoover’s massive central database of fingerprints, is in spotlight after reports of a cyber attack which leaked Aadhaar data. A report by The Tribune had claimed that one of its reporters paid just Rs 500 to an ‘online agent’ to access names, addresses, PINs, photos, phone numbers and emails of more than 1 million numbers.

However, an India Today investigation has revealed that the Aadhaar data breach racket is not merely online, but could be widespread with agents at several enrolment agencies willing to part with demographic records collected from Aadhaar applicants for Rs 2-5.

— source


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