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Is your bank account safe? Govt sites may have exposed 100 mn accounts

The estimated number of Aadhaar numbers leaked through 4 govt portals could be around 130-135 mn

TheWire staff 

Irresponsible information security practices by a major central government ministry and a state government may have exposed up to 135 million Aadhaar numbers, according to a new research report released on Monday. The last two months have seen a wave of data leaks, mostly due improper information security practices, from various central government and state government departments. A new report, released by the Centre for Internet and Society, studied four government databases. The first two belong to the rural development ministry: the National Social Assistance Programme ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 18:36 IST
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