The Union Health Ministry and Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) Dr R S Sharma have debunked news reports of the app being hacked. "The Co-WIN app stores all vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment," said Dr Sharma.
"No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the CoWIN environment," he added.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY) said, "There have been some unfounded media reports of the Co-WIN platform being hacked. Prima facie, these reports appear to be fake. However, the Union Health Ministry and the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) are getting the matter investigated by."
Dr Sharma clarified, "Our attention has been drawn towards the news circulating on social media about the alleged hacking of 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."
Earlier, reports had suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine registration site has been hacked, following which the Indore police had launched an inquiry after the district administration was alerted in this regard by District Immunisation Officer (DIO), Praveen Jaya.
(Edited by : Jerome Anthony)