IRCTC Denies Any Hacking Attempt To Its Site


Mumbai: 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.” Mumbai Crime Cell branch will probe into the matter to find out whether the datas have been hacked or not.

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.

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

Any data theft or hack at 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.