Reeling under attempts by Chinese hackers to hack DRDO computers and access highly sensitive information, DRDO has decided to move all its confidential data to the IRCTC server. The move has been lauded by cyber-security experts as a fool-proof method to secure computers from hackers. “I just can’t see Chinese attackers cracking this one. Just the excruciating torture of waiting for the IRCTC home-page will make them tear out their hair in frustration,” opined leading cyber-espionage expert, Rakesh Duggal.
The IRCTC server will have 3 rings of security. First, hackers will have to be able to access the homepage, an act that is virtually impossible when they have to jostle with millions of Indians attempting to book tickets. If they get past that, they will have to try and meaningfully engage with the IRCTC server. And finally, if the server is about to throw up relevant information, the odds are that it will crash. All in all, the chances of hacking the IRCTC server are less than 1 in a trillion which makes it the most hack-proof IT system in the world.
The IRCTC’s impregnability has also drawn effusive praise from world leaders including US President Obama, who has put in a request to shift technological blueprints of new weapons systems to the Indian railway booking portal.
An initially skeptical Obama changed his mind after personally trying in vain to book an online ticket from New Delhi to Kanpur, and has not stopped raving ever since about its technological sophistication. “Thanks to IRCTC we can now rest easy. All credit to Bansal and his team for developing this fantastic system,” said Obama in his congratulatory message to the Indian Railway Minister.
Meanwhile, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has asked Chinese hackers to roll off from trying to hack IRCTC and get back to Chinese sweat-shops. “Initially, we thought with sheer tenacity and persistence, our boys would be able to crack IRCTC. But after many started complaining of nervous break-downs and mental hallucinations, we've decided to back off. We may have a better rail network than the Indians, but clearly they are far ahead of us in ring proofing their systems,” Xi glumly told The Unreal Times.