CoWin Data Leak: The Government of India has denied reports of leakage of personal data, such as Aadhaar card, PAN card and passport information from the Kovid vaccination portal Cowin (CoWIN). The government has said that the data has not been leaked.
On the alleged Kovid vaccination data leak, the Government of India has said that the Co-WIN app is completely safe. Spreading the report of data leak is a mischievous act by someone. We have sought a report in that regard from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The Government of India said, “The Covin Portal of the Ministry of Health is fully secure with safeguards for data privacy. App is safe. All reports of data breach are baseless and mischievous.
The Government of India said, “The Ministry of Health has asked the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the cyber security wing, to look into the issue. And has also sought a report.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the cyber security arm of the Government of India, has started an investigation into the matter.
Co-WIN portal of Ministry of Health is completely secure with safeguards for data privacy. All reports of data breach are without any basis and mischievous in nature. Health Ministry has requested CERT-In to look into this issue & submit a report: Government of India
— ANI (@ANI)
June 12, 2023
According to The Print report, a senior IT Ministry official said, “Preliminary information suggests that a bot has breached the Telegram (messaging app) of the Health Ministry’s Co-Win app.” Although CERT-In is investigating these cases.
It is old data, we are still verifying it; we have sought a report regarding the same: Sources in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on alleged Covid vaccination data leak
— ANI (@ANI)
June 12, 2023
What were the claims made regarding the Covin app…?
Several media reports claimed that India’s corona vaccination portal Covin allegedly leaked information on citizens’ Aadhaar cards, passports and PAN cards. Apart from this, the data of which city’s vaccine center the person got vaccinated from has also been leaked.
The report also claimed that all personal information entered by people on Covin is on the messaging platform Telegram. Many people have also shared its screenshots on Twitter.
It was claimed in the report that when you enter the mobile number registered with the Covin portal on the Telegram bot, you will also get to see the details of gender, date of birth, name of the vaccination center and ID card used for vaccination.
At the time of corona vaccination, many people had booked slots on the Covin app for multiple family members from the same number. Regarding this, it has been claimed in the report that if many people had registered with one mobile number, then the details of all of them would be visible on the Telegram bot.