Be Cautious about Aadhaar Data Abuse: Former National Security Advisor : The usage of Aadhaar cards has turned out to become extremely prevalent and widespread all over the nation for its significance. As a result, the Government need to mobilize the defending and obnoxious abilities. The Ex-National Security Advisor namely MK Narayanan made this statement regarding the Aadhaar card in the recent times. BCCI and CENERS-K organized a seminar regarding the cyber security that took place in Kolkata. In his statement, he said that India secured one of the topmost positions in the top 5 nations list influenced by the cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks are very malicious and it can effect the nation in many ways if they get to hack the database of the aadhaar card website then we all may be vulnerable to some serious threats , as the leaking of aadhaar data will result in security being compromised in different areas and as we know our bank account details and mobile number details with our address all are stored in the database one can accquire all the information can easliy harm anyone in the country and it will pose a national wide threat because it will have an easy access to all the bank accounts and will surely land the national serious financial problems .
As of now, the entire nation is in the initial state of a runway in this digital era. The usage of Aadhaar cards has become extremely popular in the day to day lives. These days, it is becoming pretty simpler to conceal the identity of an individual online. This particular trend has been increasing in the country in the current time. The Governor of the former West Bengal said ‘If a code is utilized in a malware that arrives into an open market then, it can be purchased and intended by the hackers and the nations all over the globe.
The hackers can also demand a huge ransom by just installing a ransomware in the aadhaar database and can use it to fullfill their ill wishes which will be a security issue to our country so it is recommended that you should not be sharing your or any other person’s details to someone whom you dont know and if you find that some one has leaked you personal details you must inform the UIDAI as soon as possible and it is suggested that you should keep a regular check on the bank account mobile networks details that you submitted .
In addition, Mr. Narayanan said that developing inter-connectedness has efficiently destroyed the standard boundaries in the country. Besides this, he said that cyber hackers have incursions into the whole range of complicated infrastructure such as the following:
- Banking Financial Services and Insurance [in short, it is referred to as BFSI]
- Other utility programs
Most of the business firms in the nation are present across the biggest victims of goal oriented attacks through the Internet of Things [IoT] that comes into the picture. As a result, the issues would increase at a rapid pace.