Your Aadhaar details are on sale at just Rs 500!
New Delhi: A new report has shockingly revealed that your personal detail submitted with the UIDAI for Aadhaar Card is no more safe as anonymous sellers on WhatsApp are selling Aadhaar details of over a billion Indians for just Rs 500.
An investigation report compiled by The Tribune revealed that sellers are giving free access to over a billion Aadhaar Card details for just Rs 500.
The report said that a person from the investigation team pretended to be a purchaser who paid Rs 500 through PayTM to an anonymous seller who within minutes gave access to over a billion Aadhaar Card details. The agent proivded a login ID and password on a portal where the personl details can be fetched just by entering the addhaar number.
The details included name, temporary and permamnent addresses, mobile number, E-Mail ID and even photo.
The UIDAI officials were 'shocked' to hear about the breach of security to this extent and immediately called the UIDAI's technical cell in Bengaluru.
"Except the Director-General and I, no third person in Punjab should have a login access to our official portal. Anyone else having access is illegal, and is a major national security breach," Sanjay Jindal, Additional Director-General, UIDAI Regional Centre, Chandigarh told The Tribune.