In a bizarre episode on January 6, Twitterati went into a frenzy when Aadhaar’s official Twitter account @UIDAI posted a random tweet that absolutely made no sense.
While this Tweet was later deleted, the events of past few months made sure that people remained panicked as they thought Aadhar’s twitter account too was hacked.
This is a serious breach of security. Huge! pic.twitter.com/e4ijMc65uV
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) January 6, 2017
If Aadhar is hacked it means that cashless is not only brainless but also security less.
— Radha Charan Das (@radhacharandas) January 6, 2017
Digital security Under threat #AadharHackedAdvertisement
— Aamir Zeya (@zeya_aamir) January 6, 2017
— B.Mahesh Rao (@maheshrao001) January 6, 2017
In the past few months, many celebrity Twitter accounts have been hacked, including that of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Indian National Congress (INC) and business tycoon Vijay Mallya.
All these accounts fell prey to the skills of a hackers group called Legion, who later announced that they plan to hack more accounts, including that of few more significant names.
Looking at the growing panic, @UIDAI soon sent out another tweet giving an explanation to their previous tweet and clarifying that they were not hacked.
This was inadvertently published when some files were mistakenly placed on the keyboard. Hence deleted. Our account has NOT been hacked. pic.twitter.com/EQz8Igrt5c
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 6, 2017
People though were not satisfied with their explanation and their accusation and laughter continued,
— gab.ai/ForIndiaBlog (@ForIndiaBlog) January 6, 2017
@UIDAI it took u 3hrs 27min to put the blame on a file.
— Ashwani Raj Kashyap (@ashwanirajtweet) January 6, 2017
— Parikshit Shah 🇮🇳 (@imparixit) January 6, 2017
@UIDAI paperless office having files.
— Bulla 2002 (@BullaDmello) January 6, 2017
The biggest reason for people’s panic on @UIDAI’s gibberish tweet is because if Aadhar’s twitter account can be hacked, people are worried that their database with the majority of India’s Unique Identification Number and other important details can also be hacked.