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Posted at: Jan 4, 2018, 3:07 PM; last updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:27 PM (IST)

Aadhaar data breach shocks Twitterati, top trend for the day

Aadhaar data breach shocks Twitterati, top trend for the day
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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 4

After an exclusive story by The Tribune on the breach of Aadhaar data, hashtags Aadhaar and Rs 500 were the top trends on Twitter with many prominent users expressing their opinion on the issue.   

A news report published with the title, “Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details”, had reported how a service was being offered by anonymous sellers over WhatsApp that provided unrestricted access to details for any of the more than 1 billion Aadhaar numbers created in India thus far for as little as Rs 500.

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However, the UIDAI’s official Twitter handle denied any data breach of biometric details and said it was a case of “misreporting”.


(Read: Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details)

(Aadhaar data breach finds mention in Parliament)

(Aadhaar data breach shocks Twitterati, top trend for the day)


The official party handle of the Congress party, MP Shashi Tharoor, CPI’s Sitaram Yechury and journalist Pankaj Pachauri among others tweeted on The Tribune story. 

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