CoWIN hack and data leak are baseless: Govt. The federal government reiterated on Saturday that there were unsubstantiated reports concerning suspected hacking and data leaks at India’s vaccination registration platform CoWIN.
R.S. Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC), has said that. “The assertions of so-called hackers on the dark web about claimed CoWIN system breach and data breach are unfounded”.
“We will continue to take reasonable actions as required to guarantee that people’s data is secure with CoWIN,” Sharma added.
He also said that the suspected hacking of the CoWIN system has been probed by the Ministry of Electronics. And Information Technology’s Computer Emergency Response Team (MietY).
The Centre also denied the accusations in a statement on Thursday. After news that CoWIN is hack and its information of 15 crores, individuals are for sale.
The administration says that its attention is attract to social media reports to an hack of the CoWIN system.
“We would like to emphasize in this regard that CoWIN saves all immunization data in a safe and secure digital environment. There is no sharing of CoWIN data with any organization outside the CoWIN ecosystem.
“CoWIN does not collect any of the data supplied, including beneficiary geolocation information. At first glance, the news seems to be manufactured. However, we have asked that the MietY Computer Emergency Response Team conduct an inquiry “It was said.
The story spread when a hacker organization calling itself ‘Dark Leak Market’ stated through a tweet. That it had information about 15 crore Indians who have registered on the CoWIN site. And is retailing the data for $800, despite the fact that it is not the “original leakers” of the data.