IRCTC website is sitting duck to hackware

By Mahendra Singh | TNN

Most of the time when you get ‘no room’ on the IRCTC website while trying to book train tickets, it’s not due to the massive rush but software which hack the site to make tickets available online.

There are several websites, which are selling illegal software which claim to generate the first PNR between 10-20 seconds.

The railways’ brass is looking into it after receiving a complaint regarding the ‘serious’ issue.

A senior official said the online sale of such software raises serious questions about how secure is the website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

He said the software, which can hack IRCTC’s website, can’t be developed without connivance of officials from the agency which developed the original software for IRCTC’s website.

TOI scrutinized some of these websites which sell the illegal software for which the agents pay as per the number of tickets booked per month. More info

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