"Please Do Not Install This Application" — IRCTC Advises To Stay Clear Of A 'Malicious Android App'

"Please Do Not Install This Application" — IRCTC Advises To Stay Clear Of A 'Malicious Android App'

by Swarajya Staff - Sunday, April 16, 2023 08:27 PM IST
"Please Do Not Install This Application" — IRCTC Advises To Stay Clear Of A 'Malicious Android App'IRCTC, Indian Railways' ticketing portal

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has issued a warning to all of its users to stay clear of a suspicious Android application called irctcconnect.apk.

The IRCTC has alerted its customers that this malicious app is being spread through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram.

Further, if users install said APK file, it can infect their mobile devices.

Fraudsters are using the malicious app to access personal information such as UPI details and banking information.

Thus, users have been advised to remain vigilant and not download this or any such app.

The advisory issued by IRCTC:

It has been reported that a malicious Android application (irctcconnect.apk) hosted on a phishing website (https://irctc.creditmobile.site) is being circulated over instant messaging platforms e.g. WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.

This android app (APK file) is malicious and infects the mobile device. These fraudsters are sending phishing links at mass level and insisting users to download this android application, impersonating IRCTC officials to trick victims into revealing their sensitive net banking credentials like UPI details, credit/debit card information etc.

In view of this, you are advised that please do not install this application and keep yourself safe from such fraudsters.

Always download IRCTC’s authorized ‘IRCTC Rail Connect’ mobile app from Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Please note that IRCTC does not call its users/customers for their PIN, OTP, Password, Credit/Debit Card Details, Net Banking password or UPI details.

Warm Regards,


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