2-MIN READ

After Leaking TRAI Chairman's Personal Details, Hackers Deposited Re 1 in His Account

Image credits: Getty Images

Image credits: Getty Images

On Saturday, RS Sharma decided to post his Aadhaar number on Twitter, challenging critics to show “one concrete example where you can do any harm to me (Sharma)”, prompting ethical hackers to leak his personal details on Twitter

Parth Sharma
  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: July 30, 2018, 12:53 PM IST
Share this:

When TRAI chairman RS Sharma tweeted out his Aadhaar number, challenging critics to show “one concrete example where you can do any harm to me (Sharma)”, he perhaps didn't expect this to happen.

Ethical hackers beat Sharma to the punch after they claimed to have procured his bank account details. If there wasn’t enough salt on the chairman’s wound already, Twitterati then decided to post screenshots of sending Re 1 to Sharma via the Aadhaar-Enabled Payment Service like PayTM and Bhim.


By Sunday, ethical hackers pointed out to Sharma that they had managed to leak 14 personal details of the TRAI chairman so far, including his mobile number, PAN number, residential address, date of birth and even his current WhatsApp display picture. Several users also used his details to forge other government IDs.



The hackers also claimed to have his bank account number and the IFSC code to five of his other accounts in Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India (joint account), Bank of India, ICICI and Kotak Mahindra.

Several Twitter users decided to donate Sharma Re 1 via AEPS, cautioning him that this could make him more vulnerable to blackmails and extortion.


Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) however refuted all claims about accessing Ram Sewak Sharma’s personal details.

Share this:
Next Story

India

  • Active Cases

    5,218

     
  • Total Confirmed

    5,865

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    477

     
  • Total DEATHS

    169

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 09 (05:00 PM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    1,143,187

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,591,523

    +73,563
  • Cured/Discharged

    353,315

     
  • Total DEATHS

    95,021

    +6,566
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres