IIT Hacker: Student arrested for Hacking Aadhaar Data Via Digital India App

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Hackers are already taking over the world. A hacker from IIT- Indian Institute of technology Srivastava  hacked  Aadhar card data through Android App called Digitial India. Police confirmed that “Srivastava had accessed UIDAI data without authorization between January 1 and July 26 for an app called eKYC Verification”.

Police also said that this App collects the personal data of a person like a name, address, phone number of individuals from the central identities data depository of Aadhaar to authenticate unique identity numbers.police addressed that IIT graduated Srivastava was hacking into the central identities data repository of the Unique Identification Development Authority of India’s (UIDAI) Aadhaar project gained access to the repository through the Digital India e-hospital initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

This App Digital India was available on Google play store for free. Srivastav put the claim on its description that this App is developed by an entity called myGov linked to the start-up Qarth Technologies, which had been acquired by the taxi hailing service Ola in 2016.

IIT Hacker Hacked Aadhaar Data Via Digital India App:

Srivastava was really interested in developing Android Apps he created the Digital India app and uploaded it on the google play store the app claims that it was developed by an entity called myGov linked to the start-up Qarth Technologies, which had been acquired by the taxi hailing service Ola in 2016.But he was actually providing the Adhar card information to peoples by accessing UIDAI data through the e-hospital application and its server.Srivastava developed this app on January 2017  and he was able to earn  40,000 by advertisement through his app Digital India.

Srivastava at the time of his arrest was working for ola.He was acquired by ola so that they can take over the E-wallet called X-pay developed by start-up. Start-up quart technology created by Srivastava and his friend Prerit Srivastava.

 

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