Leak of online ticketing data sparks off panic in China
Beijing: A leak of personal information from online train ticket sales ahead of the busiest travel season of the year has spurred public outcry in China over internet vulnerability.
The leaked information includes usernames, passwords, emails and a trove of personal data used for buying tickets on the official ticket-selling website of China Railway Corporation (CRC).
CRC confirmed the news in a statement but said that the data was leaked via other channels and not through CRC website.
“All the leaked information contains plain text, while the information in our website’s database is completely encrypted, which means that the data is leaked via other websites or channels,” the statement said.
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