Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was hacked recently with personal data of around 1 crore customers feared stolen.
On the other hand, the Indian Express rubbishes the hacking report and quotes IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta stating that there has been absolutely “no hacking attempt on the site” yet a probe has been ordered.
Further, lakhs of transactions are conducted on the portal every day and customers regularly provide sensitive information like Pan Card numbers while they are filling up online reservation forms.
The report that claims that the hack did occur also states that it has left senior railway officials worried. “Somebody can create forged documents on the basis of the stolen data” and that it can be “sold to corporations who may use it for targeting potential consumers,” one unnamed official is believed to have said.