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Covid-19 vaccination data reportedly leaked – ID proof, date of birth and other details available on Telegram

Covid-19 vaccination data reportedly leaked – ID proof, date of birth and other details available on Telegram
  • Personal data of thousands of Indians has reportedly been leaked from the CoWIN portal.
  • According to a report, details such as name, ID proof, gender and more have been leaked.
  • The data has been spotted on Telegram and a bot sends the data when you send the user’s phone number.
In what could be a major data breach, personal information of people who received the Covid-19 vaccine has reportedly been leaked online. This data includes the user’s name, date of birth, gender, and their ID.

According to a report by Malayala Manorama, the data has been leaked through the CoWIN portal that was designed to help citizens book their vaccine slots.

As per the report, all you need to do is enter the phone number of a person who has received the Covid-19 vaccine on a Telegram bot and it will fetch important details about the user. This, as per the report, has put important data such as Aadhaar, PAN, voter ID and passport of thousands of users at risk.

The government has not revealed anything about the leak yet.


Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Saket Gokhale has shared screenshots of the Telegram bot, with vaccination information of people like P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and Derek O Brien.

Not the first Covid-19 related data leak

This is not the first time that CoWIN data has come under the scanner. In 2022, data of over 20,000 people, including their name, mobile number, Covid-19 test result and their address was reportedly leaked. This data was meant to be uploaded on the CoWIN platform.

In another instance, data of over 15 crore citizens was reportedly leaked in 2021 and the hackers put the data on sale. The government however refuted the claim and said that the CoWIN platform was never hacked.

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