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IRCTC denies data theft reports, sets up probe panel

IRCTC PRO says they have asked Maharashtra Cyber Cell about details of the so-called hack

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2016 7:04:59 am

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IRCTC, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, has denied news reports that its data had been hacked. IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta said: “There has been no hacking attempt on the site. A high-level committee has been formed to probe the matter.”

Earlier, there were reports that the Maharashtra cyber cell has informed IRCTC, India’s largest e-commerce websites and prime platform for booking railway tickets, about a potential data theft.

“We have requested the cyber cell to give us details of the so-called data theft,” Dutta told IndianExpress.com.

Any data theft or hack at IRCTC.co.in could result in the leak of critical information of lakhs of users who book tickets on the site. And given the sheer size of IRCTC, it could be the biggest data theft ever in India’s history.

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