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Bank Details And Aadhaar Data Of 13 Crore People Leaked From Government Websites

No data stored online is actually safe, and it doesn't matter how protected your system is, a single line of bad code can risk a million worth data. A Bengaluru-based organisation, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) reportedly confirmed a leak of Aadhaar data of around 130 million from four government websites on May 1 on their website.

According to CIS, the four government websites which were the victim of the leak are National Social Assistance Programme, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA), Chandranna Bima Scheme and Daily Online Payment Reports of NREGA.

According to CIS report, data leak of around 100 million bank accounts took place along with 130 million Aadhaar information.

The 27-page report from CIS showed how the poor dashboard led to access to the bank details of the people engaged with the programme."Based on the numbers available on the websites looked at, estimated number of Aadhaar numbers leaked through these 4 portals could be around 130-135 million and the number of bank accounts numbers leaked at around 100 million from the specific portals we looked at," notes the report released on May 1.

The report also concluded that Aadhaar platform is not secured yet as claimed by Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of UIDAI. CIS also claims that the data leak is progressing on other government domains too.