In a tragicomic incident, former Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Director General, and current TRAI Chairman Ram Sewak Sharma shared his Aadhaar card number on Twitter challenging users to show him one concrete example where they can do any harm to him by using the number. Accepting the challenge, several ethical hackers returned with his personal information, including his phone number, email ID, PAN number, alternate email IDs and even his Air India’s Frequent Flyer number. The hackers didn’t stop there and deposited Re 1 in his bank account, showing that they even managed to get his banking details through his Aadhaar number. In response to the trolling on social media, the government said that no data has been fetched by any hacker and the Aadhaar database is safe.
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