If true then this would be the biggest security breach of Indian record

If true then this would be the biggest security breach of Indian record
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NEW DELHI - The semi-government agency behind India 's national identity card project on Saturday denied a report by news website ZDNet that the program has been hit by another security lapse that allows access to private information.

ZDNet reported that a data leak on a system run by a state-owned utility company, which it did not name, could allow access to private information of holders of the biometric "Aadhaar" ID cards, exposing their names, their unique 12-digit identity numbers, and their bank details.

But the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the Aadhaar program, said "there is no truth in this story" and that they were "contemplating legal action against ZDNet".

ZDNet could not immediately be contacted for comment on the UIDAI's response.

New Delhi