BHIM App user? Worried about a recent report? Then you must read this important NPCI message
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has said that there has been no personal data compromise pertaining to the BHIM App.
In an important message to its users, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has said that there has been no personal data compromise pertaining to the BHIM App. The NPCI requested BHIM App users not to fall prey to such incorrect information and said that it has conducted an independent verification of the data compromise news and found that the news was false. The NPCI issued a press statement in this regard on yesterday evening as well.
In its statement NPCI said, "NPCI has conducted an independent verification of the recent news, including through a leading Digital Risk Monitoring firm who has reconfirmed that the claims against the BHIM App are untrue. There is no data leak with respect to the BHIM app." the statement said that CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd was working in 2018 on a project to educate and activate village level entrepreneurs on digital payments and also educating them to create Merchant Virtual Payment Address (VPA). Most of these VPAs were not valid UPI IDs.
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"Moreover, UPI ID is a virtual ID/token that is meant to be shared conveniently, instead of real account details. The UPI ID can be used to receive money. The user can simply share his UPI ID with the payer and receive payment directly in his bank account. This is a standard feature used by merchants, who only need to receive money using UPI," NPCI added.
Based on the findings from the Digital Risk Monitoring firm, it is ascertained that there is not a single instance of data breach compromising financial details of the customers. NPCI follows high level of security and an integrated approach to protect its infrastructure and continue to provide a robust payments ecosystem.
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