New Delhi. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is looking for 20 hackers. Actually UIDAI will find out about the flaws in its online security system with the help of hackers. The Aadhaar data of 1 crore 32 lakh Indians has been kept safe in this system. This was being awaited for a long time and the government is giving it the name of ‘Big Bounty Programme’. The order to do so has been given by the government on July 13.
In the new program, the government is looking for top hackers who can trace and spot loopholes in the Aadhaar data security system. Selected hackers will get a chance to study UIDAI’s Central Identity Data Repository (CIDR). This is where all the information of Indians has been collected. UIDAI said that it has been decided to keep Aadhaar data in CIDR which is a very responsible task.
It has not yet been told by UIDAI whether these hackers will be paid for the entire exercise or not. But it has already been made clear by the government department that no ex-employee of UIDAI will be able to participate in it. Even if he has been a part of Technology Support and Audit Organization in the last seven years, he will not be entitled to participate in this program.
The order states that the chosen hacker will be included in the 100 bug bounty leader board, which also includes many well-known companies. Companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple are also part of it. Candidate must be active in the bug bounty community or program. Hackers will also have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with UIDAI. The 20 hackers who will be selected, it will be mandatory for them to have a valid Aadhaar number and they should be Indian citizens.