Aadhar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach at UIDAI.
This statement is completely worthless as well as wrong and this is proven by the Tribune team. Yesterday, the Tribune team member has purchased the Aadhar Card details from an anonymous person who was selling. As per mentioned in their report this seller was selling all Adhaar card details over a WhatsApp. In the provided data buyer can access the details more than 1 billion Aadhar numbers which are created in India.
The Tribune India has made the WhatsApp account to find out everything about the racket. The person who was selling the Aadhar card details was taking the Rs. 500 to provide a ton of Aadhar Card details. Tribune says in its report that;
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 Aadhar 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.
Once the seller gives the access to the buyer, the buyer can access every Aadhar Card details but not only that, furthermore, they can also print the details and use them for any illegal work. For that, The Tribune team paid another Rs 300 and for that software has been provided to the Tribune team by their agent which helps to print out any Aadhar Card on paper.
After the successfully buying the Aadhar Details, The Tribune team contacted UIDAI, who expressed shock and admitted it seemed to be a major national security infringement. Tribune has reported this matter to UIDAI technical consultants in Bengaluru.
Source: Tribune Team