TRAI Chief Tweets His UIDAI Number as a Security Challenge, and Promptly Gets Massively Pwned by @fs0c131y

No one could possibly have foreseen this:

In a major embarassment for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), alleged personal details of its chairman R S Sharma were leaked on Saturday after he tweeted his Aadhaar number asking if it had made him vulnerable to any security risk. The TRAI chief shared his 12-digit Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI number and threw a challenge to hackers.

In a series of tweets, a French security expert, who goes by the nickname Elliot Alderson and uses twitter handle @fs0c131y, leaked Sharma’s personal details such as address, date of birth, mobile number, PAN card number and even WhatsApp profile picture, explaing the TRAI chief how risky it was to make the Aadhaar number public.

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