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UIDAI Denies Hackers Claims Of Leaking Data Of TRAI Chairman R S Sharma From Aadhaar Database

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| July 30 , 2018 , 13:39 IST

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on its official Twitter page on Sunday denied all the allegations of Aadhaar data leak from Aadhaar database or UIDAI’s servers of TRAI's (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) Chairman R S Sharma.

UIDAI condemned false claims and said, “We strongly dismissed the claims made by certain elements on Twitter and a section of Media that they have fetched personal details of Shri Ram Sewak Sharma who is a public servant using his Aadhaar number.”

All of Sharma's personal information including his address, date of birth, phone number and email ID were revealed by the Twitter users or hackers in response to a challenge by Sharma to show him any example with "you can do any harm to me" using Aadhar number on July 28.

Also Read: TRAI Chairman R S Sharma's Aadhaar Challenge Backfires, Hackers Reveal Personal Details

Sharma published his Aadhar number on Twitter that backfired badly as users revealed all his personal information on Twitter in a series of tweets that led to a big debate over Twitter on UIDAI authenticity and security.

UIDAI said, “In fact, this so-called “hacked” info (about Sh. Sharma’s personal details such as his add, DOB, photo, mob no, email etc.) was already available in the public domain.”

“His date of birth is available in the Civil List of IAS Officers which is kept in public domain and his address is on TRAI Website because he is TRAI Chairman.  Similarly, his email id may be available in public domain,” UIDAI said.

In a series of tweets on its official Twitter page, UIDAI cautioned people not to believe on Aadhaar data leak news and said it is totally safe.

“People are cautioned not to believe any such fake news about Aadhaar. In today’s digital world through various search engines such as Google, personal data can be picked from different sources without Aadhaar and a profile can be made,” it said.

“Aadhaar database is totally safe and has proven its security robustness over last eight years,” it said.