Thursday, July 8, 2010

Duo hacks website, books int’l tickets

Mumbai: Two persons hacked into the website of an authorised travel agent of a domestic airline, causing a loss of more than Rs 65,000 to the latter. But their fraud was detected and they ended up in the police net.

The two hacked into the website of an Andheri travel agent of Indigo Airlines. They booked international tickets that caused a loss to Indigo Airlines to the tune of 65,152. However, the duo was nabbed by the cyber police on Tuesday. The two accused, who have been identified as Prashant Amarnarayan Jha (36) and Sudipkumar Sinha (30), have been booked on the charges of Information Technology Act of 2000 and have been remanded to police custody. While Jha is a resident of Nallasopara, Sinha is his associate and a resident of Marol in Andheri.

According to the police, the complaint was filed by one Arun Shetty who is the authorised ticket agent of Indigo Airlines having an office under the name of Ramkrishna Travels and Tours in Andheri.

Shetty was shocked recently when the airlines furnished him the extra bill for a few international tickets which he had not issued. During the course of investigations, it came to light that somebody had hacked into the website of the travel agent and issued two international air tickets. The cyber police traced the IP address to Nalasopara. The police raided Jha’s residence and arrested him.


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