UIDAI calls for Top 20 Hackers to figure out vulnerabilities in the Aadhar Data Security

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday called out for the top 20 hackers to figure out any vulnerabilities in its security system that safes the Aadhar data of 1.3 billion Indians, and has called it a “bug bounty programme.”

According to News18, there has for long been a demand for such an exercise as multiple claims have been made regarding loopholes in the security of Aadhaar data.

Ethical hackers do this for leading organizations globally. On July 13, News18 accessed an order issued by the UIDAI, saying it has decided to run the bug bounty programme on its systems.

20 individual hackers or groups will be given the chance to study the UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) that stores the Aadhaar data of 1.32 billion Indians, the world’s largest digital database of people.

“The selected candidate should be listed in the top 100 of the bug bounty leaders board such as HackerOne, Bugcrowd or listed in the Bounty Programs conducted by reputable companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, or Apple etc.,” the order says as per News18.

“Or the candidate should be active in the bug bounty community or programs and should have submitted valid bugs or received bounty in the last one year,” the order further states.

It is mandatory for them to sign a non-disclosure agreement with UIDAI and abide by its instructions. UIDAI has also said that the 20 hackers selected for the programme “must have a valid Aadhaar number and be Indian residents”.





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