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New data leak hits India’s national ID card database Aadhaar

NEW DELHI: India’s biometric ID programme, Aadhaar, has been hit by another major security lapse, allowing access to private information, business technology news website ZDNet reported on Saturday. A data leak on a system run by a state-owned utility company can allow access to private information of Aadhaar holders, exposing their names, their unique 12-digit identity numbers, and their bank details, ZDNet said. Even though the security lapse had been flagged to some government agencies over a period of time, it…