Aadhaar is completely secure from ransomware: UIDAI chairman

HYDERABAD: Allaying worries about the security of information in Aadhaar servers in the wake of “WannaCry” ransomware assault, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today said its database was totally secured and invulnerable to assaults from any sort of malware.
“The information in the Aadhaar servers is in the scrambled shape. You can’t do anything with that data, which is in an encoded frame. Aadhaar fundamental frameworks, which are truly so exceptionally all around planned and heartily outlined that there is no worry about security in Aadhaar,” UIDAI executive J Satyanarayana said.
UIDAI by and by keeps up the information of around 114 crore Indians in more than 6,000 servers situated in Bengaluru and Manesar.
“Only 48 hours back we had enormous alarm everywhere throughout the world about this ransomware. Along these lines, in Aadhaar, individuals were dozing calmly (as they are certain of its security features)… that it is 100 for each penny beyond any doubt that nothing would happen. Such powerful frameworks were set up in Aadhaar,” he said in a program composed by the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.
He said the legislature has spent Rs 7,000 crore on foundation of Aadhaar and received rewards of over Rs 50,000 crore through getting rid of false recipients of government plans.
“We are outfitted to do 10 crore exchanges for every day. Also, we are expanding up to 40 crore exchanges for each day. Our servers are equipped for taking that heap,” he additionally said.
As per Satyanarayana, the Telangana government has spared Rs 55.7 crore amongst January and July 2016 by erasing 38.63 lakh copy or apparition proportion cards units utilizing Aadhaar verification while Andhra Pradesh spared 4,03,142 tons of rice and 5,000 kilo liters of lamp fuel by lessening 8.58 lakh cards.