Indian Prime Minister challenged by French Security Expert for Aadhaar details

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Indian Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi was challenged by a French security expert named Elliot Anderson for sharing his Aadhaar details i.e. only if he has one. The challenge comes just after the exposure of certain sensitive details like passport number, email ID, PAN number, alternative phone number, WhatsApp picture profile photo and mobile number of the Indian Telecom Chief RS Sharma.

Now, to those who are just aren’t aware of what is happening, here’s a briefing on the whole issue.

Last week, Indian Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) chairman RS Chairman displayed his Aadhaar number on his twitter handle and challenged to the world to expose his personal details based on just his UID number.

Note 1- Aadhaar number is a 12- Digit Unique Identity Number that can be obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic details. It is in line with the Social Security Number which is assigned to each American individual in the United States and Singapore.

Anderson, who often interacts with the world with his @kingslyj twitter handle accepted the challenge of Mr. RJ Sharma and exposed all the personal details of the TRAI chief within 3 hours time. He also posted a picture of Mr. Sharma on his twitter handle and blackened the face of a lady posing beside’s Sharma and added a quote “I suppose she is your wife or daughter”.

Some more ethical hackers accepted the challenge of Sharma and posted details such as his iPhone IMEI number and the bank accounts to which his Aadhaar card was linked.

Note 2- On March 10th, 2018, Anderson started an Anti-Aadhaar campaign by announcing to the world that he will start playing with the UID numbers of Indians. After three days of his announcement, he posted details of around 20K UID cards online followed by the passwords which were protecting them through encryption on the database.

Recently, the Prime Minister’s Office in India has announced that the introduction of Aadhaar has added great strength to India’s economy and the country’s further development by saving Rs 60,000 Cr dispersed via various government subsidies which were earlier reaching to ‘wrong hands’.

Now, Elliot has asked the Indian Prime Minister to dare share his Aadhaar details to see what secrets he could expose of the BJP Leader who is leading the Indian subcontinent standing 6th in the world’s largest economies.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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