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"Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action." - Ravi Shankar Prasad IT Minister, in the Rajya Sabha 10th April 2017 Contrary to this claim, government websites and other places where Aadhaar is used are bleeding Aadhaar data with no end in sight. May 2018: 2.5 lakh Telangana pensioners account details leaked. April 2018: Andhra Pradesh government website leaks mobile, Aadhaar and pregnancy info of 20,71,913 women Loksatta, a leading Marathi daily is publishing change of name notifications with the Aadhaar number published. Aadhaar numbers of almost 67 lakh children leaked from an Andhra Pradesh government website. Details of over 89 lakh MNREGA workers leaked from Andhra Pradesh government website. Data leak on Andhra Pradesh government website includes religion and caste information in addition to Aadhaar and bank details. Hacking group LulzSec reported Aadhaar and PAN data breach March 2018: Search query "mera aadhaar meri pehchaan filetype:pdf" is shown to return thousands of results containing printable Aadhaar cards, many of them from government websites and some inexplicably from completely irrelevant websites. ZDNet reported a data breach in state-owned utility website involving an incorrectly secured API that allowed retrieving information of bank linked with Aadhaar numbers - even for Aadhaar holders who were not customers of the utility. February 2018: Illegally hacked software exploits Gujarat's biometric "Annapurna Yojana" PDS data for 1.27 lakh beneficiaries including their Aadhaar numbers. French security researcher Baptiste Robert used basic…

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