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10 months ago

IRCTC Issues Urgent Warning: Beware of Phishing Scam with Fake Mobile App

IRCTC mobile app (symbolic picture)
IRCTC mobile app (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has raised alarm bells over a phishing scam that poses a significant risk to users. The corporation issued an urgent warning, cautioning users against a fake mobile app that targets unsuspecting individuals seeking railway-related services. The phishing scam is designed to deceive users by posing as an authentic IRCTC mobile application. Once downloaded, the app can potentially compromise sensitive information, including personal data and financial credentials. With a surge in digital transactions for railway bookings and services, the threat of cyber frauds has become increasingly concerning.

The warning comes as part of IRCTC's proactive measures to safeguard its customers from falling victim to malicious online activities. Cybersecurity experts emphasize the importance of remaining vigilant and verifying the authenticity of mobile applications before downloading them.

Users are urged to exercise caution and only use the official IRCTC mobile app, which is available for download from trusted sources such as official app stores. Any unauthorized or third-party applications claiming to offer railway-related services should be considered suspect. As cyber threats continue to evolve, it is essential for individuals to stay informed and take necessary precautions to protect their digital identities and financial well-being. IRCTC's prompt response in issuing this warning reflects its commitment to the security and privacy of its users and reinforces the importance of cybersecurity awareness in today's digital landscape.


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