New Delhi, July 28
Alleged personal details of telecom watchdog chief RS Sharma were leaked on Saturday after the TRAI chairman threw a challenge and tweeted his 12-digit Aadhaar, asking if it had made him vulnerable to any security risk.
A French security expert, who goes by the nickname Elliot Alderson and uses twitter handle @fs0c131y, in a series of tweets caused ripples on the social media, leaking “personal address, DoB, your alternate phone number” and explaining to Sharma, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman, how risky it was to make the Aadhaar number public.
Sharma has been maintaining that the unique ID does not violate privacy.
“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.
He said there had not been a single instance of data being breached.
Anderson also posted screenshots of Sharma’s leaked details, including PAN number, with key areas blackened and hidden. — IANS
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