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Hacker stolen 10 million users credential from IRCTC website


IRCTC is India's largest e-commerce website, lakhs of transactions are conducted every day. Customers provide details like PAN card, DoB, etc while filling up online reservation forms. A senior railway official said, "Somebody can create forged documents on the basis of the stolen data."

Personal data of around 1 crore customers is feared to have been stolen from the server of the e-ticketing portal Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), thus raising fears of safety and security. An IRCTC source said, "The data is a valuable asset and can be sold to corporations who may use it for targeting potential consumers." IRCTC officials say the Maharashtra government has been alerted.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has denied reports claiming that the e-ticketing portal of Indian Railways has been hacked. "We deny all reports claiming that IRCTC website was hacked. It is running perfectly fine," IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta told

The hacking speculations started after Maharashtra Cyber Cell was reportedly informed about a CD containing phone numbers, date of birth and other such information of IRCTC users being sold for Rs 15,000 in the market.

"We have requested the state's Cyber Cell to provide us the data. Once we get the data, only then we can verify whether the data belongs to IRCTC or not," said Dutta. Dutta added, "The data can also belong to someone else and may be it is being sold in the market in the name of IRCTC to malign us."

This raised fears about data of lakhs of IRCTC users being compromised.

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