The ID database of more than 1 billion of Indian nationals is being compromised for a mere amount of less than $ 10
Although, it is a nightmare it is a reality too. Few of the reports have suggested that the national ID system of the Government, Aadhaar which actually holds all the personal information of higher than 1 billion of Indian nationals is being compromised. Looking at the positive side of it, this kind of the breach is not at all down to the hackers but a news to the access of information is being publicised after an incidence where the country’s national newspaper by the name of” Tribune” got the data for a mere amount of $ 10 and the newspaper also got the administration access of the information.
The Tribune” a national news paper got data for a mere amount of $ 10
Well, it has been claimed that the employees from the newspaper were imparted a username as well as a password which facilitated them to gain access to personal data of the Indian nationals by just entering a 12 digit number.
The employees from the newspaper claimed they were able to buy login credentials in order to gain access to information which is there in Aadhaar
The Tribune, which is a national newspaper of the country, claimed that it is being able to buy the login credentials in order to gain access to the information which is there in Aadhaar. This is allowing them to gain access to the information about the citizens like their names, telephone numbers as well as the addresses of more than 1 billion of the people.
A complaint has been initiated against all those people who were responsible for selling this illegal access but still, no identification has been made
The newspaper said that it has purchased the access to this information by just paying amount as little as $ 7.89 from a person who is a member of the social media group on the Whatsapp.This is actually the case of the misuse as per the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), an authority which is running the biometric identity Aadhaar card scheme which is the largest in the entire world. A complaint has been initiated against all those people who were responsible for selling this illegal access but still, no identification has been made. The organization claimed that this crucial data is completely safe and secure.
This type of database is incorporating fingerprints as well as iris scans too apart from the basic details of nationals
This type of the database is incorporating the fingerprints as well as the iris scans too apart from the basic details of the nationals. Last month itself, the authority barred the telecommunication companies like the Bharti Airtel and the payment banks of Airtel from utilizing the Aadhaar details for the verification of the identities of the customer’s as this facility was also being misused for opening the accounts on the payment platforms.