On May 5 news about Indian Railways’s e-ticketing website IRCTC being hacked started doing the rounds of social media, with many reports claiming that the breach was so big that personal information of over 1 crore people was compromised.
Though the reports were later denied by IRCTC, it was enough for people started tweeting their concern to IRCTC via their Twitter handle.
— PRO-IRCTC (@IrctcPro) May 5, 2016
While people expressing their concern about the breach and stating how horrendous it was for the common man was a common sight…
Maharashtra Govt confirms @IRCTC_Ltd website hacked. Up to 1 crore account details potentially compromised. Being sold in a CD for Rs 15k.
— Patel Jitendra Kumar (@bewithjitendra) May 5, 2016
Any specific details on the IRCTC hack? What kind of data has been stolen? Should people be blocking their cards etc?
— Ashok (@krishashok) May 5, 2016
…there were also few who could not help but see the humour behind this hack.
And thus the trolling began.
The person who hacked #IRCTC website might be someone who couldn’t book a tatkal ticket after many attempts. So, decided to take revenge. 😁
— Saif (@TweetOfSaif) May 5, 2016
Hacking #irctc is not an achievement. Booking a ticket is!
— Onlinatar (@onlinatar) May 5, 2016
The hacker who managed to steal data from the #IRCTC website without getting his page expired deserves both punishment and respect.
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) May 5, 2016
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) May 5, 2016
— Raj Roy (@raj0roy) April 26, 2016
Even some known names of Twitter world took this opportunity to take a jibe at the e-ticketing site.
Hope we find the guy who hacked the #IRCTC website. So that we can contact him the next time we need a Tatkal ticket.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 5, 2016
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) May 5, 2016
Dear #IRCTC Hacker,
Please Put That Stolen Data On A Different Website That Loads Faster. You Might Get A Bharat Ratna. 😉
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 5, 2016
IRCTC’s e-ticketing website is known to have caused its users a lot of hassles in the past.
Users especially face problems with regards to website crashing, or passengers unable to book tickets as they are sold out in matters of seconds.