Here's the full statement of UIDAI on report of data leak as mentioned on its official twitter handle:
We advise people not to get misled by such false and irresponsible stories being circulated in social and other media by some vested interests. 8/8— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) March 24, 2018
We refute the reports in a certain section of media sourced from ZDNet which quote a person purportedly claiming to be a security researcher that a state-owned utility company has vulnerability which can be used to access huge amount of Aadhaar data including banking details. We advise people not to get misled by such false and irresponsible stories being circulated in social and other media by some vested interests.
There is no truth in this story as there has been absolutely no breach of UIDAI's Aadhaar database. Aadhaar remains safe and secure. Mere availability of Aadhaar number with a third person will not be a security threat to the Aadhaar holder or will not lead to financial/other fraud, as for any transaction, a successful authentication through fingerprint, Iris or OTP of the Aadhaar holder is required, noted UIDAI.
One must understand that the Aadhaar number, though a personal sensitive information, is not a secret number. If one goes by the logic of ZDNet's story, since the Utility company's database also had bank account numbers of its customers, so would that mean that all Indian banks' databases have been breached? The answer would obviously be in negative.
The story is totally baseless, false and irresponsible. It purports that the database of a state Utility company containing its customer details such as bank account numbers, consumer number, Aadhaar number (not the biometrics), etc., has vulnerability.
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