05 Jan Aadhaar Data for Sale on WhatsApp
Indian media The Tribune recently discovered of several anonymous sellers selling Aadhaar data on WhatsApp for only around Rs 500. Prior to this, the UIDAI had reiterated that there had been no breaches at their organization and that Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure.
The Tribune added that it takes only a couple of minutes after paying the seller via Paytm to get access to a portal that reveals an individual’s name, address, postal code (PIN), photo, phone number and email just by entering an Aadhaar number.
UIDAI officials expressed their shock upon learning about the matter and admitted to the lapse. Sanjay Jindal, UIDAI additional director-general at Chandigarh said that only the director general and him should have access to the portal and no one else.
Source: The Wire India