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Bank Account of an AIIMS Doctor Hacked by Alleged Pakistani Cybercriminals

Dailypioneer.com reported news on 16th May, 2014 quoting a recent police statement as "A doctor of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Delhi lost 30,000 Rupees following the hacking of his bank account by alleged Pakistani cyber crooks and mobile phones were recharged with this money in Eastern UP (Uttar Pradesh)."

The victim Dr. Ajit Kumar of Department of Orthopedics and Physiotherapy, AIIMS has filed a First Investigation Report or FIR regarding this theft at Delhi Police's Crime Branch Office which led it (Police) to launch a probe about the alleged theft.

Police said that Kumar clicked on a URL enclosed within a phishing email and submitted his details for online banking which caused the hacking of his account. The victim complained about the unfortunate hacking after he received that phishing email on 8th December, 2013 and he got text messages from his own bank confirming online transactions.

He got in touch with his bank and blocked his ATM (Any Time Money) card along with banking identity information and later on approached the Police. Through technical surveillance, police came to know that ten mobiles of Eastern UP regions were re-charged with Rs. 3,000 each from the Doctor's account by means of a web site.

Police observed that all the IP addresses through which transactions were made belonged to Pakistan.

Business-standard.com published news on 15th May, 2014 quoting a Police Official as saying that a case has been registered by them and they are in the process of tracking the mobile numbers that were reportedly recharged with the hacked account.

Unfortunately, Dr. Kumar is not the only individual to be attacked by hackers in India since the beginning of May 2014.

Dinesh Belakare (24), a Software Engineer, was arrested on Friday, 2nd May, 2014 for hacking his official email id after being sacked and sending 20 abusive and obscene emails to his employer, Koushal Sanghavi. THE TIMES OF INDIA published news on 2nd May, 2014 stating that Belakare committed the offence after he was fired on 9th April, 2014 because of irregular attendance and he was frustrated as his employer told him that he would be paid after mandatory checks which would take 15 days.

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