1.4 Million citizens Aadhaar card leaked

1.4 Million citizens Aadhaar card leaked

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1.4 Million citizens Aadhaar card leaked

Though India goes ahead in its digital India, Security practices left behind a huge remark when coming to Indian Document Security. An incident in Jharkhand again seems to have raised some serious questions of Aadhaar’s data-breach vulnerabilities. 1.4 Million citizens Aadhaar card leaked which need to be secured in time.

There was a programming error in the Aadhaar website maintained by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security, Aadhaar data of more than 1.4 million citizens has leaked details include names, Aadhaar numbers, addresses, and bank account details of the beneficiaries of the Jharkhand’s old-age pension scheme.

The Aadhaar Act restrict public display of an individual’s Aadhaar details. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) office in Ranchi called up the office of the Department of Women and Child & Social Security to inform them of the glitch.

1.4 Million citizens Aadhaar card leaked

Director (Social Security) Ram Parvesh was quoted as saying by The Indian Express, “We got a call from the UID cell telling us that the Aadhaar numbers of pension beneficiaries were being displayed on the website. We are aware of the seriousness (of the matter) and we will try to find out how and from where this mistake happened”.

In Jharkhand, cyber security experts warned that many websites maintained by the state government were insecure and they need to be secured as soon as they can

“We had demonstrated these vulnerabilities to the state government in December,” said Vineet Kumar, a former member of Jharkhand police’s cyber cell, who has since set up the Cyber Peace Foundation, an NGO.

It is unknown when the details were made public, since nobody can access the website as the website has now blocked.

“Jharkhand-type leaks could happen anywhere, in many states, each department has its own IT vendors who build the software that stores this information. There is no common security standard across states and departments.” said an official who works closely with the Ministry of Rural Development.

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