EPFO Complains about Aadhaar Data theft of Lacs of Employees (Members)
As per News Reports, the Central PF Commission (EPFO) has complained about theft of Aadhaar data of Members (Employees) and has requested the Ministry of Electronics and IT to provide expert team to check vulnerabilities of it’s website (aadhaar.epfoservices.com) from hacker’s exploitation. As of now, servers and other hosted services on the website have been stopped.
Currently, of the 4.6 crore contributing members, as many as 2.75 crore have seeded their Aadhaar with their PF accounts. However, out of this 2.75 crore, 1.25 crore Aadhaar numbers have been verified. The EPFO has a mandate to verify all Aadhaar-seeded PF accounts for the switch to AEPS, which is seen to completely change the experience and efficiency of services for the better.