Hackers challenge Aadhaar data safety, claim TRAI chairperson bank details
New Delhi : Ethical hackers have claimed to have access of TRAI chairperson RS Sharma's bank details, indicating at breach of Aadhaar Card details which were also posted on Twitter. The hackers also shared a screenshot of transferring Re 1 to Sharma's account via Aadhaar based Payment Service using apps like BHIM and Paytm, and through IMPS. They also shared the transaction IDs.
The claims come out as a fallout of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairperson's move to post his Aadhaar number - 7621 7768 2740 – challenging critics to do any harm they could to him.
"My Aadhaar number is 7621 7768 2740. Now I give this challenge to you: Show me one concrete example where you can do any harm to me," tweeted Sharma, whose tenure ends on August 9.
Within hours of tweeting his Aadhaar number, Anderson replied to Sharma: "The phone number linked to this #Aadhaar number is 9958587977.
"According to an official @nicmeity circular, this phone number is the number of your secretary," Anderson wrote and posted a link to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology circular.
The security researched also posted a picture of Sharma with a portion of it blackened. "I supposed this is your wife or daughter next to you."
Anderson, who is known to have revealed security loopholes in the Aadhaar data system, also posted screenshots of Sharma's leaked details with key areas blackened and hidden.
One of the screenshots even carried his PAN details. But that was also hidden.