No cyber attack on Aadhaar biometric data says UIDAI


NEW DELHI: The core biometric data of Aadhar card holders has “till date” not faced any cyber attack, UIDAI has said in response to an RTI query.

The Unique Identification Authority of India, be that as it may, declined to share the most recent digital security appraisal of Aadhar information, refering to national security.

“”The data can’t be shared under area 8(1)(a) of RTI Act as the information being National resource and sharing the frameworks set up can influence the security enthusiasm of the UIDAI and may prompt impelling of an offense and provision 7 of the Aadhar information security control,” UIDAI said.

Reacting to a RTI queryseeking to know the quantity of digital assaults coordinated at the center biometric information of Aadhar clients, the organization said there have been “nil” detailed cases.

UIDAI by and by keeps up the information of around 114 crore Indians in more than 6,000 servers situated in Bengaluru and Manesar.

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) had asserted in a current report that Aadhaar numbers and individual data of around 135 million Indians may have been spilled from government entryways.

The report had said the nonattendance of “appropriate controls” in populating the databases could have heartbreaking outcomes as it might reveal delicate data about people, including insights about address, photographs and financial data. .

The portals where the purported leaks happened were those of National Social Assistance Programme, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme,  two websites of the Andhra Pradesh government, it had said.