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Shocking Data Breach: Aadhaar Details of Over a Million Leaked

Author: The Quint / Source: The Quint

Turns out Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn’t the only one.

In a shocking breach of privacy, the names, addresses, bank account details and Aadhaar numbers of over a million citizens were leaked on a website managed by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.

Out of the 1.6 million pensioners in Jharkhand, 1.4 million have seeded their bank accounts with their Aadhaar numbers in order to enable a direct transfer of their monthly pension to their bank accounts. The state’s senior citizens are now vulnerable online,…

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