- Indane was leaking Aadhaar and other data of its customers.
- As per security researcher Elliot Alderson, the company’s website lacked authentication.
- He developed a script to scrape Aadhaar number, name, consumer no, and address of over 58 lakh Indane gas users.
There have been many concerns over leaking Aadhaar data of Indian citizens but UIDAI keeps reassuring people that there is no cause for panic since the service is foolproof. However, the French security researcher Robert Baptiste, who is better known by his Twitter account name Elliot Alderson, has published an article detailing how the Indian Oil Corporation-owned Indane LPG provider Indane was leaking Aadhaar numbers and data of more than 5.8 million Indane gas users. The security researcher claims that Indane was leaking Aadhaar and other data of its customers due to lack of authentication in the company’s local dealers website.