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Aadhaar data breach: Personal data of over 1 million pensioners available on govt website

Author: DNA Web Team / Source: dna

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The personal details of nearly 1.5 million pensioners of Jharkhand, including Aadhaar card details, bank account details, and more, have been made public on a state website of social security.

According to a report by the Hindustan Times, a programming error has made public the personal details and sensitive information of over 1 million pensioners.

The report says there are about 1.6 million pensioners in the state and 1.4 million have linked their bank account with their Aadhaar numbers to get direct benefits of subsidies.

Surprisingly, the officials of the Jharkhand government were non-chalant when the publication’s reporters approached them. They said, they were aware of the breach since a week and were working to fix it.

This isn’t the first time personal data of the general public has been made available online due to a technical glitch. Earlier this year, the website of a Central ministry had several Excel sheets with the details of thousands of minors who had shared their personal data, including name, address, bank…

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