Mumbai cops become victims of hacking; salary accounts compromised

Latest reports claim that unidentified miscreants have hacked into the salary accounts of many Mumbai Police personnel. Reportedly, there have been withdrawals from ATMs located in some other country – details of which remain unknown at the moment.

While there is no saying on the number of accounts that have been hacked in the incident, the police reportedly are in the process of filing an FIR. To delve deeper into the details, we got in touch with Senior Police Inspector Nandkishore More of BKC Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. More declined to say anything on the matter.

The Northern Hemisphere has the majority of hackers (Image credit: Getty Images)

Salary accounts compromised! (Image credit: Getty Images)


They have also formed a team, led by a DCP, to investigate the episode. The bank too has been asked to look into the details and subsequently submit a report.

Worrying as it is, instances of hacking are a fairly common occurrence, but this particular instance is an indicator of the fact that miscreants are getting bolder with their targets each time.

A report by Akamai Technologies last month found that India stood in eighth place with 2.3 percent of the world's hacking attack traffic coming from our country during the fourth quarter of last year. India's share in the hacking space has decreased from 2.5 percent in the Q3 and 3 percent in comparison to the year-ago period.

In a separate instance, figures by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in December last year revealed that more than 14,000 websites have been hacked by cyber criminals till October this year. What's worrying is that the figures are up by almost 57 percent from 2009.

Published Date: Jun 14, 2013 04:56 pm | Updated Date: Jun 14, 2013 04:56 pm