Just Rs. 500 for unrestricted access to Aadhaar details
Despite assurances from the government about the security of our Aadhaar details, an investigation by The Tribune revealed that anyone could get unrestricted access to over one billion Aadhaar details for just Rs. 500.
One of The Tribune's journalists purchased unrestricted access to Aadhaar details from an anonymous seller over WhatsApp. After paying via Paytm, it took 10 minutes to get access.
Cyber security firm Quick Heal found an Android banking trojan which it said imitated over 232 banking and cryptocurrency apps, including those offered by Indian banks, and stole user data from the apps.
Known as Android.banker.A2f8a, the malware is being distributed via a fake Flash Player app on third party stores.
Once an app is imitated, it tricks users into giving up login details.