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Andhra Pradesh exposes Aadhaar of farmers – once again

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by Sruthi V S The agriculture ministry of the Andhra Pradesh has exposed Aadhaar of thousands of farmers on their website. Baptiste Robert, a French security researcher who goes by Elliot Alderson on Twitter, pointed out the leak Tuesday. Along with Aadhar details, the database reveals other details such as the name, father’s name, mobile number, village name, and caste. According to the Economic Times, the database was available through a simple Google Search and is still live.   https://twitter.com/fs0c131y/status/1133291204697890818 Alderson has also revealed the Aadhaar leak by government company Indane in February 2019. He found that the name, address, and Aadhaar numbers were exposed and around 6.7 million Indane customers were affected. Similarly, in July 2018, the personal data of more than 23,000 farmers were leaked by the AP government. These were the farmers who received subsidies from the Andhra Pradesh Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Boards. Personal information including farmers' phone numbers, Aadhaar numbers, fathers' names, passbook, bank account details, district and mandals were accessible simply by entering their phone numbers in the database. Previous leaks by the Andhra Pradesh In April 2019, 7.8 crore Aadhaar records from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were found on the hard disks of IT Grids Pvt Ltd, which operates the Telegu Desam Party's Sevamitra app. An FIR was lodged by UIDAI against the IT Grids Pvt Ltd. The Forensic investigation by Telangana State Forensic Laboratory (TSFL) found that IT Grids stored Aadhaar data of even people outside of India on the Amazon Web Service Cloud.…

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