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Twitter Account of Boney Kapoor Hacked, Complaint Registered against Culprits


Film producer of Bollywood, Boney Kapoor's Twitter account was hacked and after five days of that hacking, he filed a complaint at the cyber police station of Bandra-Kurla complex against the unknown person.


Dnaindia.com posted on March 10th, 2017, stating that Boney's account was not active since September 20, 2015 when he last re-tweet the picture of his wife, who is an actress.


When Kapoor was contacted by TOI, he said that he will return to the city on Friday and "take charge of the situation". Sunil Malhotra, one of the staff members, filed one complaint with cyber crime police in complex of Bandra Kurla on his behalf. Taking this advantage, an unidentified person had hacked into his Twitter account on 3rd March and was messaging people.


The FIR reveals that the imposter tweeted to members of the film industry and media persons after hacking Kapoor's account on 3rd March, asking for transfer of INR 10,000 and INR 5,000 to his Paytm account. Moreover, imposter also shared one contact no., which is switched off now, for transferring the money. A police officer said that when those who got the messages, tried to find out the reason, they were informed that it has been for one show in Lucknow. The probe found out that phone number has been registered in Gujarat.


The hacker had also shared his mobile number which found to be from Gujarat. When Kapoor came to know about the hack, he immediately changed the password, recovered his account and messaged his followers with an apology for the inconvenience.


Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber, said that the accused tried to extort money from others also. When Kapoor came to know about this, he immediately changed the password and managed to recover his twitter account.


Cyber crime police filed case against an unknown person under IPC sections 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and under the IT Act sections 66(computer related offences), 66(D) (cheating by impersonation using computer resource) 66 (identity theft). The police now have registered the case and are now investigating.

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