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Hackers’ claim of CoWin data leak baseless: Centre on Cowin data leak

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The Union Health Ministry and Chairman, Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC), on Saturday said the claim of the so-called hackers on the dark web relating to the alleged data leak is baseless.

What EGVAC has to say about the Cowin data leak?

“We continue to take appropriate steps as are necessary, from time to time to ensure that data of the people are safe with Cowin,” R S Sharma, Chairman of the EGVAC, said.

The government stated that the reports circulating about the leak are fake. And there is no breach because the CoWIN platform data has never been exposed to third parties.

On Thursday, there were reports doing rounds that Data Leak Market was offering to sell a database carrying details of 150 million people who had got themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 for $800.

The website had also claimed…

What chairman of EGVAC clarified on Cowin data leak…?

R.S. Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration, clarified that “the claims of so-called hackers on the dark web. Relating to the alleged hacking of the Co-WIN system and data leak, is baseless. We continue to take appropriate steps as are necessary. From time to time, to ensure that the data of the people are safe with CoWIN.”
He had added that none of the Cowin data is shared with any entity outside the Cowin environment. “The data being claimed as having been leaked such as geo-location of beneficiaries is not even collected at Cowin”.

Vaccination slot booking experience

Some time ago, To make the vaccination slot booking experience seamless and secure, CoWIN Introduces the 4-Digit Security Code feature.  The CoWIN vaccination portal was reportedly showing many people to be vaccinated just by booking a slot at a center.
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