Corruption

Get access to billion Aadhaar details in Rs 500

An investigation by The Tribune has revealed that sellers on WhatsApp are providing unrestricted access to over a billion Aadhaar details for just Rs 500.

The Tribune reported that a correspondent “purchased” a service from an anonymous seller on WhatsApp by paying Rs 500 via Paytm.

Within minutes, the agent provided a login ID and password to a portal where the correspondent could enter any Aadhaar number and gain instant access to all of its details including name, address, phone number, photo and email.

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