Monday, July 5, 2010

Bizman from Ahmedabad booked for hacking

Mumbai: A 42-year-old busin e s s m a n from Ahm e d ab a d has come under the scanner of the Mumbai cyber police for allegedly hacking into a financial and insurance company’s website and email accounts.

The accused, Nirav Shah, was picked up on Monday evening and brought to Mumbai on Tuesday. He has been booked under the Information Technology Act and has been remanded in police custody.

According to sources, Deepak Shivanya, the IT department chief of Religare Assets, lodged a complaint stating that someone had hacked into the company’s website in May. He alleged that two out of 10 email accounts of the company were hacked into.

The police traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address to Shah’s residence at Memon Nagar in Ahmedabad. The cyber police raided his residence and recovered the hard disk through which Shah had allegedly hacked into the company’s emails. Investigations are on to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

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