UP STF busts gang which hacked secure source code to crack Aadhaar, issued fake biometric cards

Shashank Shekhar reports:

Damning details related to Aadhaar card security have emerged after the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Sunday arrested 10 members of a gang allegedly involved in issuing fake biometric cards. Investigators told Mail Today that the gang members had not only hacked the secure ‘source code’ to access the application but also cloned fingerprints of authorised issuing authorities by using gelatin gel, laser and silicon.

The exposure raises serious questions on the Centre’s efforts to link its various schemes, PAN, individual bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar card, hitherto considered foolproof.

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