Govt dismisses claims of Co-WIN hack as ‘fake, baseless’

Co-WIN portal facilitates the national Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The government on Saturday dismissed the claims of hacking of the Co-WIN system and data leak as “baseless”.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said the matter of the alleged hacking of the Co-WIN system has been investigated by the Computer Emergency Response Team of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

“There have been some unfounded media reports of the CoWIN platform being hacked. Prima facie, these reports appear to be fake,” the health ministry said in a press release.

Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration, has clarified, “Our attention has been drawn towards the news circulating on social media about the alleged hacking of the Co-WIN system. In this connection, we wish to state that Co-WIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment.”

“No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the Co-WIN environment. The data being claimed as having been leaked, such as geo-location of beneficiaries, is not even collected at Co-WIN,” he added in the statement. 

Co-WIN portal facilitates the national Covid-19 vaccination drive.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/govt-dismisses-claims-of-co-win-hack-as-fake-baseless/cid/1818593

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