Government rejects media reports of CoWIN hack


“There have been unfounded media reports of the CoWIN platform being hacked. At first glance, these reports appear to be false,” said a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry.

PTI | June 10, 2021 | Updated 23:43 IST

The Center debunked media reports of the CoWIN hack on Thursday, saying that at first glance these reports appear to be false and that the portal stores all immunization data in a safe and secure digital environment.

“There have been unfounded media reports of the CoWIN platform being hacked. At first glance, these reports appear to be false,” said a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry.

However, the Ministry and the Vaccine Administration Group (EGVAC) have the matter investigated by the IT emergency response team of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technologies (MietY), according to the press release.

Dr RS Sharma, Chairman of the Vaccine Administration Group (CoWIN), clarified that “our attention has been drawn to reports circulating on social media regarding the alleged hacking of the CoWIN system. In this regard, we would like to state that CoWIN stores all vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment. No CoWIN data is shared with an entity outside the CoWIN environment. The allegedly disclosed data, such as the geolocation of beneficiaries, is not even collected at CoWIN “.

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