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June 24, 2021

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Centre dismisses reports of CoWin data breach as ‘fake’, issues clarification

Centre dismisses stories of CoWin knowledge breach as ‘pretend’, points clarification | Information

New Delhi: As quickly because the stories of CoWin knowledge breach surfaced, the Union Well being Ministry on Thursday (June 10, 2021) issued an announcement that stated that CoWin shops all of the vaccination knowledge in a secure and safe digital setting.
The Union Well being Ministry additional refuted the stories of CoWin knowledge breach as pretend.
As per a report in India Immediately, the Well being Ministry within the assertion stated that the eye has been drawn in the direction of the information circulating on social media platforms claiming alleged hacking of CoWIN system.
“There have been some unfounded media stories of the CoWIN platform being hacked. Prima facie, these stories look like pretend. Nonetheless, the Union Well being Ministry and the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) are getting the matter investigated by the Pc Emergency Response Workforce of Ministry of Electronics and Data Expertise (MielY),” the Well being Ministry stated in an official assertion.
All knowledge on #CoWIN is saved in a safe digital setting and isn’t shared with anybody outdoors of it.@PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @PIB_India #Unite2FightCorona #IndiaFightsCorona #IndiaFightsCOVID19
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) June 10, 2021
The ‘pretend’ stories began to floor on social media a day after the Centre introduced a brand new function on the CoWIN portal, which can allow the customers to appropriate any inadvertent errors in identify, yr of start and gender printed on their vaccination certificates.
“Now you may make corrections to your identify, yr of start and gender in your Cowin vaccination certificates if inadvertent errors have are available,” the official deal with of the Aarogya Setu app tweeted on Wednesday.
Moreover, in Could, the Union Ministry had additionally defended CoWin portal, after it confronted criticism concerning the vulnerability of the CoWIN platform, saying that it can’t be hacked. 
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