CoWIN hasn’t been hacked, data of 150 million Indians is safe: Researchers

CoWIN hasn’t been hacked, data of 150 million Indians is safe: Researchers

Independent cyber security researcher Rajasekhar Rajhariya told IANS that the hacking group’s website is fake and they are running a bitcoin scam.

CoWIN Latest Updates: After reports of India’s vaccine registration portal CoWIN being hacked and a database of 150 million people ready for sale, Indian cyber security researchers have now said that the website behind it itself is fake. A hacker group called Dark Leak Market claimed through a tweet that they have a database of around 150 million Indians who have registered themselves on the Kovin portal and are reselling it for $800, as they have sold the original. Data has not been leaked. Also Read – Important news for people using CoWin Portal, use it carefully or else you will get blocked

Independent cyber security researcher Rajasekhar Rajhariya told IANS that the hacking group’s website is fake and they are running a bitcoin scam. Rajharia said, ‘Kovin has not been hacked, because the so-called hacking group is listing fake leaks. This is a bitcoin scam and people should not fall prey to these hackers. Covin data is secure. Earlier, French security researcher Baptiste Robert aka Elliot Alderson also retweeted the post by Dark Leaks Market, but later deleted it. Also Read – Cowin Vaccination App Update: If there is a mistake in the certificate, then rectify it online

So far, more than 237 crore people in India have been vaccinated against Kovid-19. To facilitate access to immunizations for persons with disabilities, the central government this week directed all states and union territories to include Unique Disability Identification (UDID) cards in the list of photo identity documents prescribed for COVID-19 vaccination registration. . As per the guidance note on CoVin 2.0 released on March 2 this year, seven prescribed photo identity cards were assigned and prescribed for verification of the beneficiary before vaccination. Also Read – Uttar Pradesh (UP) News Update: Women assaulted for gathering information for vaccination, villagers said – we should not get the vaccine

To reduce the errors and subsequent inconveniences in online appointments for vaccination, the government last month introduced a new feature of four-digit security code in the CoVin application.

(Input: IANS)

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