Can Anybody Hack Your Account if Aadhaar is Linked to Bank Account?

Today, every essential document, Government backed schemes, and citizens identity is all linked to Aadhaar. Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identity number produced and assigned by UIDAI, to every citizen of India. It is one of the world’s largest identification systems that conveniently stores all the demographic and biometric information of millions of people. 

“Aadhaar is based on demographic and biometric information, including fingerprints, iris scans, and photographs, collected from Indian residents. The Aadhaar number serves as a proof of identity and address for various purposes, including opening bank accounts, applying for government schemes and subsidies, and filing income tax returns.” 

Can Anybody Hack Your Account if Aadhaar

UIDAI Aadhaar identification System Managing Government Body 

“UIDAI manages the Aadhaar system in India. UIDAI is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, which was passed by the Parliament. The UIDAI is responsible for issuing Aadhaar numbers, collecting demographic and biometric information from residents, maintaining the Aadhaar database, and ensuring the security and privacy of the information collected,” mentioned UIDAI. 

If Your Bank Account is Linked With Aadhaar Can Somebody Hack Into Your Account?

As per the information available on UIDAI’s ‘Aadhaar MythBusters’ page, it is absolutely false. Nobody can hack into your bank account just by knowing your Aadhaar number if it is linked with it. For instance, nobody can withdraw cash from an ATM just by knowing your ATM Card number. So, the money in your bank account is safe even if it is linked with Aadhaar or PAN, if you don’t share your PIN or OTP with someone. 

“UIDAI has urged card holders to be rest assured and there has not been a single case of financial loss due to Aadhaar. Aadhaar number alone cannot be used for banking or any other service.”

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Does UIDAI Can Track My Activities if it Has All My Information? 

Absolutely false! “UIDAI database has only minimal information that you give at the time of enrolment or update. This includes your name, address, gender, date of birth, ten finger prints, two Iris scans, facial photograph, mobile number (optional) and email ID (optional).”

“Rest assured, UIDAI does not have your information about bank accounts, shares, mutual funds, financial and property details, health records, family, caste, religion, education, etc and will never have this information in its database,” as per UIDAI database. 

Rishabh Sharma

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