has reported that it was hit by a ransomware attack this week, but was able to isolate the attack and resolve it within half an hour.
Fortunately, the ransomware did not affect operational systems, but blocked access to the charity’s booking system for training courses and encrypted customer data.
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in a petition challenging the validity of the 2019 Aadhaar Ordinance.
The petition challenged the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, alleging that these violate fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
The notice was issued by a division bench of Justices SA Bobde and BR Gavai.
The petition said “Aadhaar database lacks integrity as it has no value other than, at most the underlying documents on the basis of which the Aadhaar numbers are issued… none of the data uploaded at the time of enrollment is verified by anyone/ much less a government official.”