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India’s “robust” biometric database let millions get fake IDs

Criminals managed to circumvent the “robust” security of India’s biometric database to issue over 8 million fake identity cards — which Indian citizens use for everything from opening bank accounts to getting married. Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Sunday arrested 10 men as part of a crackdown on a sophisticated fraud scam which involved cloning fingerprints and cracking the security features of the Aadhaar enrollment system — which was described in August as “robust and uncompromised” by the authority charged with protecting it.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Vice News

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