The largest biometric database in the world available for only $ 8
The largest biometric database in the world available for only $ 8

The largest biometric database in the world available for only $ 8

Крупнейшая биометрическая база данных в мире доступна всего за $8 The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) Biometric Data Information Database allows you to retrieve information about a user’s name, address, photo, phone number and email. Conducting a journalistic investigation, the Tribune correspondent managed to gain access (illegally) for just 500 Indian rupees (equivalent to $ 7.8). Using the WhatsApp messenger, the correspondent contacted a data merchant offering to open access to the UIDAI system. Also, for an additional fee of 300 rupees (4.8 US dollars), the journalist received a program for manufacturing a biometric ID card for a subscriber of the UIDAI information base. Крупнейшая биометрическая база данных в мире доступна всего за $8 Крупнейшая биометрическая база данных в мире доступна всего за $8 All personal data of residents of India become available after the introduction of a 12-digit Aadhaar type number. This number uniquely identifies all personal data (user name, address, photo, phone number, email, as well as bank accounts), including fingerprints and iris scan data. There are more than 1 billion such Aadhaar numbers in the UIDAI database, and it is the largest in the world. However, security experts noted that the correspondent of the Indian newspaper The Tribune received administrator access rights that apply only to written user data and does not allow biometric data to be obtained. In the UIDAI system, the fact of selling access rights to the system was serious and turned to law enforcement agencies. However, it has not yet been possible to get on the trail of dealers, although reporters found that the sale of access to the system began 6 months ago.

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