Less than a fortnight after industrialist Anil Ambani's e-filing of income-tax returns account was allegedly hacked by a chartered accountant student, Mumbai Police’s crime branch has stumbled upon another CA student who not only accessed Ambani's account, but also of Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and M S Dhoni.
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) chairman Anil Ambani's account was allegedly hacked by a 21-year-old chartered accountant student from Hyderabad.
Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged hacking, said during the probe it has emerged that the business tycoon's account was also fraudulently accessed from Noida.
"We questioned the woman if she had also accessed the account from Noida for which she replied in negative. She also denied knowing anybody from Noida," Mukund Pawar, senior inspector at Cyber Cell of the crime branch, said on Thursday.
The 21-year-old woman, who has been doing her chartered accountancy articleship at Manoj Daga & Company in Hyderabad, was booked under relevant sections of Information Technology Act on September 7, police said.
The probe took them to Vishal Kaushal Company, an accountancy firm in Noida, where CA student Sanchit Katiyal (22) was found to have hacked into Ambani's account, he said.
Sanchit, who is doing his articleship, was accordingly booked by the Cyber Crime Cell on September 16, and his computer and hard disks were seized, Pawar added.
Like the Hyderabad-based girl, Sanchit had also for curiosity hacked into Ambani's account on June 26.
The accused first accessed the accounts of Shah Rukh and Salman on June 22, Dhoni's on June 24 and then broke into Ambani's account.
He again accessed Dhoni's account on June 28, and Tendulkar's on July 4.