Indian Railways Data Breach: Sensational news is coming out of Indian Railways. Cyber hackers have stolen the data of 3 crore people who have booked tickets in the railway. This includes many very personal information including their email ID, mobile number, address, age and gender. Now this data is being sold through Darkweb. No authorized statement has been made by the Railways on the incident yet. But this incident is considered a major dent in the cyber security of the railway after Delhi Ames.
Cyber data stolen on this day
‘According to the report of the ‘Money Control’ website, the incident of stealing data of railway passengers (Indian Railways Data Breach ) occurred on 27 December. According to the report, a hacker forum has carried out this incident. The true identity of that hacker forum is not revealed but is being known as ‘Shadowhacker. Now that hacker forum is selling this data of 3 crore passengers on Darkweb.
3 crore people leaked information
Hacker Group says that it has received many very personal information including email, mobile number to 3 crore people who have booked tickets in the railway. Not only this, Hacker claims that he has also stolen official email accounts of several government departments (Indian Railways Data Breach). These government email accounts have also been put on Darkweb to sell.
Railway has kept silence
Tampering in railway website too?
According to the report, cyber hackers have not only stolen passenger data (Indian Railways Data Breach ) but have also claimed tampering in the railway website. Now that tampering has taken place with the booking portal of IRCTC or has been broken in the website of Indian Railways, there is no confirmation yet.
Even before this
This is not the first time cyber hackers have thus made a dent in railway data (Indian Railways Data Breach). Earlier in the year 2020, hackers had stolen personal data of 90 passengers while carrying out a similar incident. This included essential information such as their name, address, mobile number and email ID. Now after 2 years, hackers have cleared hands on data of 3 crore passengers.