A correspondent Rachna Khaira posed as a customer and contacted the “agent” who created a “gateway” and gave her a login ID and password for a mere payment of ₹500 through Paytm. With the help of this gateway, all the Aadhaar details of about 1 billion people can be accessed.
Additional Director-General of UIDAI Regional Centre, Sanjay Jindal on being contacted expressed shock over the security breach and said,
“EXCEPT THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL AND I, NO THIRD PERSON IN PUNJAB SHOULD HAVE A LOGIN ACCESS TO OUR OFFICIAL PORTAL. ANYONE ELSE HAVING ACCESS IS ILLEGAL, AND IS A MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY BREACH.”