In recent months and even years, Aadhaar has appeared on the news quite frequently. But unfortunately, most of the time, it was for the wrong reason.
The government directive to link all the possible official documents that one has with his Aadhaar card did not sit well with the citizens of the country. However, all that backlash was drastically reduced because, well, what could one do? What done is done. If you want your SIM, your bank account and everything else to work, it is best to link your Aadhaar card.
However, what was revealed today has stormed the entire country. Again and again, the fear that our details of Aadhaar are leaked has come to the fore. And today, we have all proven to be right about it, even if we did not want to.
The Tribune decided to conduct an investigation in Chandigarh to determine the safety of Aadhaar’s details and the result was nothing short of shocking
Get SIM cards or bank accounts on behalf of anyone. Last month, a man was arrested in Jalandhar for withdrawing money from someone else’s bank account by presenting a fake Aadhaar card.
Hello biometricked citizens of India.
UIDAI’s central server has been breached. All of our Aadhaar data, all 1 billion of us, can be bought for FUCKIN Rs 500!
That’s how cheap our info is. The government has screwed with all of our lives quite royally.https://t.co/9IiojtjCaR
— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) January 4, 2018
Dear person who tried to hack into my FB last night (and failed), try hacking entire India’s Aadhaar data – might be easier it seems.
Just Rs 500 and the ENTIRE database is accessible. https://t.co/ai0VlF2VQe
— वरुण (@varungrover) January 4, 2018
And I can’t even go on a date with just Rs 500 😢 pic.twitter.com/mBClJD7Skm
— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) January 4, 2018