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IRCTC website hacked data of lakhs of users stolen

IRCTC , the largest e-commerce website of India, was hacked as reported by the Maharashtra Government, and data and personal information of around one crore users is feared to be compromised. Consequently, the hack has raised concerns over safety and security.

The IRCTC website is used by lakhs of customers to book railway tickets and personal data including phone number, email ids, Aadhaar Card, driving license number, etc. is required to complete the process. It is feared that this data of over one crore customers has been stolen from the IRCTC server.which can now all be accessed by hackers and can be used to forge documents on the basis of the stolen information.

‘Website Not Hacked’, Says IRCTC

“Three days ago, IB cyber cell, Mumbai informed us that some data in the name of IRCTC is in circulation. We set up a committee which is probing this.” — Sandip Dutta, IRCTC PRO (Reported by CNN-News18)

He further added,”Railway board is waiting for a copy of the date to be shared by Cyber Cell, only then can we ascertain if it was indeed our data. So far, it has not been established. Probe is on. Website is absolutely fine.”

IRCTC witnesses lakhs of transactions every day and if the trove of data is compromised upon, it could give an easy lead to corporations trying to target potential customers and also pave way for multiple crimes including identity theft.

Meanwhile, IRCTC officials have alerted the Maharashtra government and railways.

Jay Prakash Kumar
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