Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Union Health Ministry and Chairman, Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC) debunk news of hacking of CoWIN

CoWIN stores all the vaccination data in a safe and secure digital environment- Dr R S Sharma

“No Co-WIN data is shared with any entity outside the CoWIN environment”

Posted On: 10 JUN 2021 10:26PM by PIB Delhi

There have been some unfounded media reports of the CoWIN 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 the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY).

Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) has clarified that “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.”

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