Mumbai: Unidentified conmen recently hacked into a Kalbadevi diamond and bullion trader’s bank account and siphoned off over Rs12 lakh in two transactions.
The victim, Punit Chopra, approached the bank after receiving two text alerts about the funds transfer two days ago. An internal investigation by the bank confirmed the hacking.
The L T Marg police on Wednesday registered a case of hacking against unknown persons.
“We received the complaint and began investigation with the help of cyber experts. The internet protocol address of the accused was traced to New Delhi. We are hoping to crack the case soon,” said deputy police commissioner Nisar Tamboli.
“The money has been transferred to another bank account within India. We are trying to trace the account holder. There is a possibility that the accused may have withdrawn the money from the account. We are sending a team to New Delhi to investigate the case and pursue leads,” said a police officer.
The Times of India, April 10, 2014