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Data on CoWIN safe, says govt amid rumours of hacking

After reports surfaced that India’s vaccine registration portal CoWIN has been hacked and the database of 15 crore people is up for sale, the government on Thursday issued a statement refuting the claims.

The statement said that the government’s attention has been drawn towards the news circulating on social media about the alleged hacking of the CoWIN system.

“In this connection, we wish to state that CoWIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment. No 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. The news prima facie appears to be fake. However, we have asked the Computer Emergency Response Team of MietY to investigate the issue,” it said.

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