After issuing a daring challenge by posting his Aadhaar number on Twitter, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma returned to Twitter with screenshots of the failed attempts by hackers supposedly.
In the screenshots shared by Sharma, he has highlighted failed attempts at depositing money through the Aadhaar number he made public on 28 July. In a series of Tweets he said, “Hi friends! Back from my village. Quick update: Forget about withdrawing money from my A/c, these ‘Hackers’ couldn’t even deposit the Re 1!”
He also added, “Looks like @TOIIndiaNews, @ZeeNews @Outlookindia @TimesNow need to change their headline!” In another Tweet he said that the hackers were trying to deposit money using his Aadhaar number and not his leaked bank account.
Hi friends! Back from my village. Quick update: Forget about withdrawing money from my A/c, these "Hackers" couldn't even deposit the Re 1! Looks like @TOIIndiaNews, @ZeeNews @Outlookindia @TimesNow need to change their headline! BTW well designed app @NPCI_BHIM @UPI_NPCI. pic.twitter.com/CqU3MScpMv
— RS Sharma (@rssharma3) July 30, 2018
“Some more attempts to deposit money. Note: This was done using my Aadhaar number, not my ‘leaked’ Bank Accounts!” he said. “Sorry I am not open for bribes. Friends please look up the word ‘ethical’, because this is not it,” Sharma said taking a jibe.
“I’m always ready for constructive discussions. If you have any suggestions please share,” he added. RS Sharma had shared his Aadhaar number on Twitter on July 28 and has challenged people to prove that the revealing the number can harm him.
If you had missed what he wrote on July 28, you can read his Tweet below:
“My Aadhaar number is **** **** ****. Now I give this challenge to you: Show me one concrete example where you can do any harm to me!” he posted after the Twitter user dared him to reveal the number as Sharma had claimed in an interview with The Print.
After Sharma revealed his Aadhaar number, Elliot Alderson put out Sharma’s phone number in public domain. Alderson, who is known to reveal security loopholes in the data system, said that the phone number belongs to Sharma’s secretary.
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