UPSC Website, UIDAI Aadhaar Software Hacked!
Just before a few hours prior to the release of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Mains 2018 admit card, a few UPSC aspirants started sharing screenshots of the website on Twitter raising questions on whether the website has been hacked.
As per sources, the website handled by the government was hacked last night. When users opened the website, the homepage showed a photo of ‘Doraemon’ along with the caption: “Doraemon!!!!!!! Pick up the call”. The page also showed “I.M.STEWPEED” at the bottom of the Doraemon picture.
UPSC is considered as India’s premium recruitment agency for various central government jobs. But the commission’s site getting hacked absolutely shocked everyone. The site reportedly remained down for a few hours after the attack, but was, however, restored within a few hours.
Several Twitter users shared screenshots of the website, while a few others tagged Prime Minister’s Office, PM Narendra Modi and Digital India.
— Gautam Shubham🇮🇳 (@oye_gautam) September 10, 2018
— Shintu Dhang (@Shin2_D) September 10, 2018
In another shocker, an investigation by HuffPost India claims that the Aadhaar identity database has been compromised by a software patch that disables critical security features of the software used to enrol new Aadhaar users. The database contains the biometrics and personal information of over 1 billion Indians, reveal sources.
The patch is freely available for only Rs 2,500 allows unauthorised persons, based anywhere in the world, to generate the 12-digit Aadhaar numbers at will, and is still in widespread use, HuffPost India reported.
However, UIDAI is yet to comment on the matter. If you want to read the complete investigation of HuffPost, CLICK HERE.
Note: UPSC Civil Services Mains 2018: All the candidates appearing the examinations can download the admit card from the official website, upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in. The main examination will be conducted on October 1, 2018 (Monday).