EPFO denies reports of hack and data theft
The EPFO has said that it discontinued services provided through Common Service Centre pending vulnerability checks and ruled out any leakage of subscriber data from a government website.
EPFO's statement comes against the backdrop of reports suggesting theft of data of subscribers by hackers from 'aadhaar.Epfoservices.Com', a website operated by Common Service Centre (CSC) that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and IT.
"Warnings regarding vulnerabilities in data or software is a routine administrative process based on which the services which were rendered through CSC have been discontinued from March 22, 2018," said an EPFO statement.
No confirmed data leakage has been established or observed so far. As part of the data security and protection, EPFO has taken advance action by closing the server and host service through CSC pending vulnerability checks," EPFO also said.
There is nothing to be concerned about and EPFO has been taking all necessary measures to ensure that no data leakage takes place and will continue to be vigilant about it in the future, the statement also read.