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."
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.