Personal data of around 1 crore customers is feared to have been stolen from the server of the e-ticketing portal Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), thus raising fears of safety and security.

As per reports coming in, details such as email id, PAN card, phone number etc of these 1 crore users of IRCTC website are at extreme risk of being stolen and sold for profit.

This is a scary situation, and we will recommend to immediately change passwords of your IRCTC account and in case your email and IRCTC has the same password, then immediately change your email password as well.

AK Manocha, managing director of IRCTC, told Mumbai Mirror that though there has been no official complaint regarding data hacking he has written to Delhi police’s cyber cell to inquire into the matter.

The state’s additional chief secretary (home), KP Bakshi, earlier confirmed to TOI that the state police had alerted the railways, but refused to give any more details.

 IRCTC website is maintained by Centre for Railway Information Systems, which is part of the railway ministry.

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