HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police has filed an FIR on the complaint of UIDAI stating that information technology firm IT Grids (India) was in possession of Aadhaar data of over 7.8 crore residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Now Sheokhand’s case, UIDAI error reports and email correspondence, indicate that Sheokhand’s stolen credentials were probably plugged into this malicious software and then used to fraudulently enrol new users to the Aadhaar database.
On Friday, a joint statement said, “In fact, the DoT and UIDAI are in a process to bring out a completely hassle-free and digital procedure for issuing new SIM cards through a mobile app, which will be fully compliant of the Supreme Court judgement in the Aadhaar Case.”
Bengaluru-based cyber security analyst and software developer Anand Venkatanarayanan, who also analysed the software for HuffPost India and shared his findings with the NCIIPC government authority, said the patch was assembled by grafting code from older versions of the Aadhaar enrolment software—which had fewer security features— on to newer versions of the software.
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