CEO Binny Bansal's email account was 'spoofed', not hacked, clarifies Flipkart

Bengaluru: Refuting media reports that Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal's email account has been hacked, the e-tailer on Friday said it was spoofed but not hacked.

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Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal's (left) was reportedly hacked.

"We would like to clarify it is not a case of hacking. Flipkart's corporate email system leverages the highest standards of security including but not limited to two factor authentication," it said in a statement.

A spoofed email does not originate from the real source but from a different source falsifying the name and address with an ulterior motive.

A leading newspaper on Friday reported that Bansal's email account was hacked and two emails were sent in his name to Flipkart's CFO Sanjay Baweja on March 1 at 11.33 am, directing him to transfer $80,000.

The company said it filed a police report complaining on email spoofing its CEO suffered.

"We have filed a case of email spoofing which involves use of a forged email header to make it look like a legitimate email. This case of email spoofing was immediately detected and a report was filed with police," the statement added.

IANS


Updated Date: Mar 18, 2016 19:39 PM

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