Mumbai: The police has found that 986 people had used debit cards at a particular ATM between April 4 and April 29, when hackers copied details from the cards by installing a skimmer.
Axis Bank has issued new cards with revised PINs to these customers. Two foreign nationals, who seem to be Europeans, have been identified in the CCTV footage that shows them installing the skimmer. The police suspect the data was sent to Greece, where the accused’s aides used it to withdraw money. As many as 37 accounts, including 14 belonging to city policemen, were hacked into and Rs 15 lakh was withdrawn.
Cops said it would take the special branch’s help to ascertain the Europeans’ identity. Photographs have been sent to the immigration authorities. “We are examining all those who arrived in India through the foreigners’ registration office,” said an officer from Colaba police station.
The Times of India, June 20, 2013