The official rail ticket booking website of Indian railways IRCTC was hacked and the personal data of around 1 crore users is feared to have been stolen from the server of the e-ticketing portal. An IRCTC official confirmed this development to media over phone.
According to sources, details of around 1 crore individuals have been hacked. IRCTC officials also fear that personal details including phone numbers, date of birth and other such details of its customers have been sold in a CD for Rs 15,000 for whosoever was interested.
The state government has reportedly identified the hackers who were selling these details. They have informed IRCTC and Railway Board about the issue.
Meanwhile, the Railway Board is looking into the matter and will take required action.
IRCTC is India’s largest e-commerce website, lakhs of transactions are conducted every day. Customers provide details like Pan Card numbers while filling up online reservation forms.