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Health Ministry, security researchers deny CoWin data breach affecting 150 million Indians

While assuring that the data is safe and secure, the government said that it has asked the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to investigate the issue

June 10, 2021 / 10:45 PM IST

The Health Ministry and security researchers have denied the breach of COVID-19 vaccination data of 150 million Indians, after news of the hack spread on the internet.

On June 10, Data Leak Market was selling a database of COVID-19 vaccination in India for $800. The date included vaccination data of 150 million people including name, Aadhaar number, and location. “We are not the original leaker of data. We are the reseller,” the website read.

The data leak allegedly happened on the CoWin portal, which is used by users and government for vaccination.

However, the health ministry and security researchers have ruled out the possibility of such a hack.