According to a senior official from EPFO, “There is no need to panic. Data is absolutely secure. The problem was noticed in March and the service discontinued on March 22. Services related to Aadhaar, which were being undertaken through CSC, may not be resumed as data entry was no longer an issue given that employers were seeding data and it could be done directly on the EPF portal.”
Recently, there have been reports suggesting theft of data of subscribers by hackers from ‘aadhaar.epfoservices. com’, a website operated by CSC that comes under the ministry of electronics and IT.The reports were based on a letter by EPFO Central Provident Fund Commissioner V P Joy to CEO of CSC, Dinesh Tyagi. EPFO said that warnings related to vulnerabilities in data or software was a “routine administrative process”.
The Aadhaar issuing agency UIDAI said that there was no data breach from its servers. “No confirmed data leakage has been established or observed so far.”