On Thursday, news spread like wildfire on social media that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website has allegedly been hacked and the personal data of lakhs of users was at risk.
Maharashtra Police has alerted IRCTC that the e-commerce website has been hacked and some data has been stolen.— ANI (@ANI_news) May 5, 2016
Maharashtra Govt confirms @IRCTC_Ltd website hacked. Up to 1 crore account details potentially compromised. Being sold in a CD for Rs 15k.— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) May 5, 2016
However, it was later reported that the website wasn't actually hacked.
And the IRCTC account on Twitter confirmed the same.
Amidst this confusion storm, Twitter's humour stayed on the track.
Hope #IRCTC hacker puts a new algorithm for 21F & 23M together.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 5, 2016
Hope we find the guy who hacked the #IRCTC website. So that we can contact him the next time we need a Tatkal ticket.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 5, 2016
3. Oh poor you.
4. Jokes won't slow down either.
Of course IRCTC wasn’t hacked. There’s a waiting list to get in.— Harpreet (@Harry_Jerry) May 5, 2016
Oh IRCTC is not hacked as per PIB... Guess the session of hackers expired before they could hack.— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) May 5, 2016
6. Ek teer so teen nishaane?
IRCTC website is hacked and apparently the database was purchased by ICICI credit card department and Dr. Batra"s hair clinic.— Gustakh Nigah (@SarcastiCharm) May 5, 2016
IRCTC hacked. Must be a very patient man to hack it.— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) May 5, 2016
Of all the websites in the world, you hacked into IRCTC. Massive respect man, some patience you have bro. pic.twitter.com/8jm7ibJhSW— Being Indian (@Beingind) May 5, 2016
The IRCTC website was hacked using a IBM PC with 80286 processor, 2 x 1.44MB Floppy Drive,WINDOWS 95 & a Motorola 14.4kbps Data Modem— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 5, 2016
IRCTC hacked. Thank God I only fly business class the past 15 years.— ABVan (@ABVan) May 5, 2016
Aa now I get it! You need to hack the website to book a tatkal ticket! #IRCTC— HershDo (@hershdoshi) May 5, 2016
#IRCTC was hacked?— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) May 5, 2016
How did he even get the page to load in the first place?
13. Jokes on IRCTC are slow too.
Hacking #irctc is not an achievement. Booking a ticket is!— Onlinatar (@onlinatar) May 5, 2016
Please take our Internets away someone.
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