New Delhi, May 5: IRCTC, Indian Railways' e-ticketing portal has been hacked. As per news reports, data of around 1 crore commuters, who fill their personal details while booking tickets, is feared to have been stolen from the server of the website.
Railway which fears about the safety and security of lakhs of passengers, was informed about the data theft by Maharashtra cyber cell.
"The data is a valuable asset and can be sold to corporations who may use it for targeting potential consumers", a Railway sources was quoted.
IRCTC, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, is India's largest e-commerce website. Lakhs of passengers daily use this platform (website) to book their online tickets. Passengers submit their personal details including PAN number while booking tickets to the various destinations.
Meanwhile, latest reports say that Railways denied that IRCTC website has been hacked.