IRCTC Website Hacked, Personal Data of 1 Crore Users at Risk


Maharashtra police has educated the Indian Railways of the claimed hacking of its e-ticketing entry on Tuesday night.

It is associated that the individual information with around 1 crore clients has been spilled and sold in CDs worth Rs 15,000 each by the programmers.

The site of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is the biggest e-trade entry in India where lakhs of exchanges happen each day. The asserted hacking has raised genuine worries over the wellbeing and security of the clients as the site has touchy individual information like telephone numbers, email IDs, Aadhar card points of interest, driving permit number and other data bolstered to the database.

In spite of the fact that the site is currently under control, fears of pernicious utilization of the individual information still remains. Raising worries over the security issues, a senior railroad official said, “Some individual can make fashioned archives on the premise of the stolen information.” The state police has educated the Maharashtra government and IRCTC authorities about the hacking yet the subtle elements of the spilled information has not yet been imparted to the Indian Railways.

“The information is an important resource and can be sold to organizations who may utilize it for focusing on potential buyers,” said an IRCTC source to driving daily paper.


The Indian Railways spent Rs. 100 crore a year ago to upgrade its site. A digital review of all the Railway offices was additionally directed a month ago as the site was viewed as defenseless against the assaults of the programmers. Be that as it may, the bank points of interest and credit subtle elements of the clients are not dreaded to be spilled as the installment portal coordinates the client out of the site amid online installment.


Digital assaults on government sites has been on an ascent this year. In March this year Google expelled SmeshApp from its Play Store after it was accounted for that the application was utilized by Pakistan to snoop on the Indian armed force. In February this year JNU’s library site was hacked as a notice to the ‘counter nationals’. A year ago, the Indian Army site and the TRAI site were additionally purportedly hacked.

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